Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Bill White Chides Bottom-Feeding Blogger
I followed that up by using Morning Call columnist Bill White (who likes American Idol and Dancing With the Stars) as an example. I pointed to his recent columns about Congressional redistricting (Never vote for these Lehigh Valley Traitors, One issue voting? Yes, if it's ethics), noted I agree with him, but asked, "[W]here was he a few years ago, when redistricting reform was attempted? Where was I? Where was any of us?"
Apparently, he was writing about it, and has been doing so pretty consistently, and as long ago as 1991.
A slightly perturbed White emailed me a baker's dozen of columns he wrote about redistricting reform, convincingly establishing that I'm full of shit.
Although my remark was made in a casual comment, and not on an actual blog posting, I feel I owe it to him and everyone else to point out that I had my facts wrong on this issue. But I still insist that, in a democracy, newspapers and their columnists have an obligation to tell us what is going on inside government.
You can't do that while simultaneously writing four columns about the food at Musikfest.