Thursday, May 3, 2007

Earth to News Virginian

The News Virginian sent their best reporter Bob Stuart out last night to cover the unprecedented endorsement of 6 out of 9 Unit Chairs of a challenger over a 3 term incumbent Senator. You would think they could have atleast printed some thing as sparse as the News Leader's coverage of the event.

I knew I should have taken a photo of the reporters, so then we could inform the public on just how good a job they are doing, by atleast showing up! But you have really got to ask yourself, why is the editor is wasting his reporters time by sending him to events they have no intention on wasting ink on?

Whoops! Late breaking news! An on line article...

FISHERSVILLE - A group of Republican leaders from across the 24th Senatorial
District offered their endorsement of challenger Scott Sayre on Wednesday.
At the same time, these leaders criticized incumbent Sen. Emmett Hanger, Sayre’s
opponent in the June 12 Republican Primary."Emmett has fallen away from the
Valley conservative values,’’ said Rockingham County Republican Committee
Chairman Mike Meredith. “He has joined the Richmond bureaucracy in raising
Also offering support were Republican chairs from Staunton,
Waynesboro, and Augusta Albemarle and Highland counties.
Sayre promised to follow the Republican creed of free enterprise and fiscal responsibility.

Wow! I'm impressed.. What really stinks is that Chris Graham of the New Dominion wasn't there to cover the event. Being his own editor, you can always count on him atleast capturing the flavor of the event, while poor unlucky souls like Bob and David Royer, of the News Leader have got to face the 'scissors' of their editors...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These blogs make you guys and girls seem like a bunch of bullies on a cyber playground. You want the government and the press to do your bidding. You come across as hateful and sad. You should stop because you are shooting your candidate in the foot.

May 3, 2007 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

Didn't we B4S just get an earful from Clem for being anonymous and dubious?

May 4, 2007 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Chris-The New Dominion said...

Sorry I couldn't be there Wednesday night - juggling my responsibilities with a print magazine, a website, a TV show and two radio shows means that I don't get to do everything that I want to do.
But I am having you on my radio show next week ... so we will get more into this issue then.

May 4, 2007 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

I look forward to it Chris! Maybe this anonymous fellow will contact you, and we can have us a little debate...

May 4, 2007 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Chris-The New Dominion said...

I did just post a story on the announcements from Wednesday night on the ND - including quotes from the press release from the Sayre campaign that I had hoped would come in and more.

May 4, 2007 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger bob stuart said...

Thanks for your comments. We had a large agenda and inadequate space for all our stories that day. I would have liked to published more, and gotten comments from Sen. Hanger as well.

May 4, 2007 at 1:12 PM  

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