On Tuesday, I wrote a letter to the Star/Tribune’s politics editor, Patricia Lopez. Here it was:
I’m Mitch Berg. I’m a talk show host at AM1280) and a blogger at “Shot In The Dark” (www.shotinthedark.info). I was referred to you by Rachel Stassen-Berger.
I’ve been reading and writing about the Strib’s coverage of the Minnesota Poll.
Question: How does the Strib justify a DFL 41 / GOP 28 (D+13) split? Even after Watergate – the worst election for Republicans in the last 50 years – the split in Minnesota was D+12.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
There’s been no response.
Nor did I expect one; the media’s petty nobility rarely troubles itself with the noisome fretting of the peasants.
UPDATE: I did in fact hear back from Ms. Lopez. More tomorrow. Or Monday. We’ll see.