Wednesday, August 25, 2010

No, he didn't. Not yet.

I cannot imagine how the editors justify today's Page 1 headline, "ELECTION: Tobin easily takes one of two LD1 seats," without admitting that they're doing all they can to throw the election to the Rs. I challenge them to try.

I don't need to clarify for any reader of this blog that this was a primary election, meaning the winners have won the privilege of standing for the real election. Rep Tobin has won nomination, not the seat.

Yet the entire article is written as if he had. While Mr Campbell contemplates a vacation and Ms Fann gets back to work on campaigning, Mr Tobin " will head to Phoenix Tuesday to resume work on the budget," as if he's already been rehired and needn't worry about campaigning further.

As analysis (opinion) you can get away with writing that the "likely" or even "likeliest" result of this is that Mr Tobin will return to the House, but saying that he already has is not just obviously wrong, it's bound to be confusing to many voters. The editors may have forgotten, but we fickle voters could very well elect Ms Fann and Ms Bell and leave Mr Tobin to his tea-party organizing. Ten weeks have yet to tell the tale.


Anonymous said...

The Daily Courier has repeatedly chosen to ignore and dismiss the candidacy of Ms Bell. She is the invisible woman, the woman behind the curtain... She is also smart and certainly well qualified and even better prepared. But she seems not to exist for the Courier editor. So apparently the chubby "I'm a little teapot" Tobin, who still needs, among other things, to explain his strong support for the usurious pay day loan 'industry' and subsequent abandonment of this appalling position, marches on... Alas, I hoped with new editorship things as we had come to accept them might change at the Courier. Apparently I was wrong!

Occupying the Middle Ground said...

Anonymous, what does Mr. Tobin's physical stature "chubby" have to do with anyt.hing