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December 5, 2010
Too Fishy for Words
In a classic example of how the media will go to unbelievably nit-picky depths to find dirt on conservatives and Republicans, the Albuquerque Journal has put incoming conservative Republican governor, Susana Martinez, on notice that they are going to be bitch-pecking at her administration from the get go. A front page hit piece (subscription required) by columnist, Thomas Cole, breathtakingly reveals that Martinez' pick for legislative liaison, Brian Moore, failed to disclose (are you ready for this AT readers?) that he had been earlier fined $50 for a state fishing violation because he and a buddy were fishing on a lake on June 30th when the fishing season on that particular lake didn't open until the next day, July 1st. Question for AT readers: How many of you would even consider that a public lake wasn't open for fishing on June 30th? Here's what I wrote to the Journal which I am sure they won't publish:
No doubt I will be but one of a legion of Journal readers to note that Thomas J. Cole's front page column on Brian Moore's undisclosed criminality gives total new meaning to that derogatory term, "fishing expedition," usually applied to questionable grand jury prosecutions and politically motivated journalistic investigations. Good grief! We have an outgoing governor who, along with his cronies, has cost this state hundreds of millions of dollars in odious, politically directed scams requiring an ongoing, years-long, federal investigation and the Journal's devoting breathless front page coverage to a $50 FISHING FINE?
Keep this up Journal and your publication may soon acquire that dubious journalistic descriptive, fish wrap.
And we wonder what's wrong with our supposed mainstream media?
And they wonder why they're losing circulation?