Dec 24, 2006

Newspaper has great things planned for Rogers

To show you the kind of conservative media bias we have to overcome here in Livingston County to unseat Mike Rogers, take a gander at a Sunday opinion column by Buddy Moorehouse, the metro editor of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Now, Moorehouse has been with the newspaper since the early 1980’s, except for a brief period he left to run for political office in 2002. He is a part-time comedian, magician and apparently a politician. As such, his columns are generally funny and entertaining. This commentary is not a knock at Moorehouse, but it’s simply pointing out a fact.

In 2002 he made a run at the state House for an open seat that was just created because of redistricting. He was one of about six conservative Republicans making a bid for the 47th District seat, and he came in third place for the seat in his first attempt at public office. Surprisingly, Joe Hune won by just two votes to beat some well-known people in the county.

At the time, Moorehouse had to resign as managing editor of the newspaper to make his run, and the management publicly said he would never work there again. Maybe they had their fingers crossed when they said it.

But back to Sunday’s column. The column is called “Sending out wishes of holiday joy,” and in it Moorehouse sends out holiday greetings and good wishes to everyone from his family to our newly elected judges. Nothing wrong with that. However, with the budget crisis facing the governor, it would have been nice for him to send out a greeting and good wishes to her. She could use all the help she can get.

He did have a greeting for his fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers.

“Rep. Mike Rogers, our congressman, who is destined for something much, much bigger. Mark my words.”

To me, U.S. Congress is very, very big. Maybe he can enlighten us on what bigger things the newspaper has planned for Mr. Rogers. This newspaper, with the largest circulation of any newspaper in Livingston County, has had a far too cozy relationship with Rogers since he began his political career. Is it any wonder why Jim Marcinkowski did not get the endorsement of this newspaper?

This is why we have blogs like this.


liberals Hate America said...

It will also focus on the absurd 30-plus year Nixonsque political strategy of the “liberal media” lie.

The AP obtained the November 4, 2005 report from the Inspector General of the National Archives and in a dispatch late Wednesday led with how "President Clinton's national security adviser removed classified documents from the National Archives, hid them under a construction trailer and later tried to find the trash collector to retrieve them, the agency's internal watchdog said Wednesday." But despite the colorful details about how Sandy Berger cut the documents, about the Clinton administration's reaction to terrorist threats in 1999, into small pieces, the broadcast networks weren't interested Thursday morning or evening even though the report discredits Berger's claims he simply accidentally mishandled the documents.

The papers fell into his pants and ended up in his socks, I can beleive that.

Perhaps you could enlighten us as to why the conservitve media as you claim has not run with this story.

Communications guru said...

I so love it when you post, hate America. You always make my case for me. I also love how you make these claims with nary a link or reference, but I found my own. Here’s a link to the Boston Globe.
Here’s a link to the story on MSNBC,
Hey, America, that’s a broadcast network. That does away with your lie that “the broadcast networks weren't interested.”
Hey, hate America, you may not be aware of this too, but the Associated Press is a major news media organization, so how can you make that ridiculous claim the media ignored I? Well, you have never let the truth or the facts get in the way of a good rant, have you?

Berger lied, and he should be prosecuted. Oh wait, he was.
“The fact that Berger, one of President Clinton's closest aides from 1997 to 2001, illicitly removed the documents is well known: In September 2005, a federal judge ordered him to pay a $50,000 fine for his actions and forfeit his security clearance for three years.”

The “liberal media” lie is a Republican strategy started by Nixon’s paranoia and hated of the press for exposing his crimes and corruption.