The advance of the Internet means that political opponents don't need to find a mainstream reporter to air their opposition research anymore. They just have to decide what is more effective, their own, sometime anonymous voice, or that of an established reporter. In the Abdullah (sic) case, anonymity was enough.Shella should begin by trying to get the spelling of Abduallah's name correct. Secondly, how was the Abduallah case handled anonymously. Did two citizen protesters not stand up and call out Councilor Abduallah on the residency issue in a public, televised meeting? And am I, a constituent of Abduallah's, blogging anonymously about my concerns on the issue. What the hell is Jim Shella talking about? And by the way, a colleague of Shella's informed me long ago that he reads this blog every day. He simply won't be caught uttering its name in public. It seems to me Shella is the one choosing anonymity when it comes to anything written on this blog.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Reporters Are Shameless
Unbelievably, WTHR and reporter Mary Milz are taking credit for breaking the Abduallah residency issue without ever mentioning the story was first reported on this blog. Milz is married to Star editor Dennis Ryerson, who once complained that blogs were simply "noise." Meanwhile, WISH-TV's crack political reporter makes this absurd observation over at his blog. He writes: