Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Dumbest story of the day

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dumbest story of the day

Typically, I read so many politcal stories from simpleton, misinformed journalists that it's difficult to choose the dumbest. However, the Topeka Capital Journal raised the bar today and wrote one so silly it's worthy of mentioning.

You can read their "clarification" of a blogger's endorsement here.

Long story short, Rep. Joe Patton, a Topeka Republican, sent mailers to dozens of voters citing the online endorsement of a blogger on the newspaper's website. Apparently, the paper believes it must clarify that the blogger isn't actually a "paid" employee.

To that, I say, who cares?

The number of people who use endorsements to decide for whom to vote is miniscule. The number of people who use newspaper endorsements as a deciding factor -- even smaller.

All the Journal did with its little clarification story is give Joe Patton extra press. And as all PR hacks know, there's no such thing as bad press.

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