The big news yesterday morning was Tim Pawlenty’s withdrawal from the presidential race. Within hours after his announcement, both Scott and I wrote about it–Scott here and me here. Were our posts somehow hard to spot on this site? I don’t think so; here is a screen shot:
But those posts weren’t visible enough, apparently, for at least one liberal reporter. Here in Minnesota, there is a web site called MinnPost that is funded by rich liberals. You haven’t heard of it, but it serves mostly as a home for former employees of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which has down-sized due to declining revenues. Brian Lambert, formerly a television critic for one of our local newspapers, is now a political reporter for MinnPost. He frequently quotes and links to this site, for which we would be grateful if MinnPost had more traffic and if his references to us were more accurate.
This is what he had to say earlier today, at least 24 hours after Scott and I wrote about Pawlenty’s departure from the race:
At Power Line, our local conservative bellwether, the residents have nary a word to say about Pawlenty, with whom they had previously expressed regular admiration. John Hinderaker turns his attention to Our Favorite Congresswoman (and the winner of the “all-important” Ames straw poll) and her treatment on the Sunday Beltway chat shows. He writes: “What is it with this obsession with gay marriage? …
This is inexplicable. I don’t care whether liberals quote us or not, but can’t they at least look at our site before writing that we “have nary a word to say” on a topic about which we have written more than once, as is plainly evident on the front page of our site?
Oh, one more thing: Lambert refers to my post on Michele Bachmann, which he connects with the “all-important” Ames straw poll. His words, not mine: as you can see in the screen shot above, my post on the Iowa poll was titled, “The Iowa Straw Poll–Who Cares?” Once again, one wonders: can liberal reporters read?