During [Friday] night’s Almanac Roundtable, former State Sen. Ellen Anderson said that the GOP legislature “is getting known as a do-nothing legislature.” I expect that type of BS from blowhards like Sen. Anderson because the DFL’s list of accomplishments is microscopic.
Unfortunately, that’s only part of the story. Unfortunately, the other part of this story is that Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola sat there like potted plants while Sen. Anderson rattled off her DFL talking points. The sad part is that I don’t expect much from Wurzer and Eskola because they haven’t been interested in getting beneath the headlines for a decade.
A real journalist would’ve highlighted the fact that this GOP legislature passed the most extensive, pro-growth reform agenda in Minnesota history, then asked Ms. Anderson why people would think that the GOP legislature is a do-nothing legislature.
Conservatives understand that the potted plant media isn’t interested, for the most part, in being informative and insightful. Conservatives understand that the best they can hope for is an investigative piece filled with gotcha journalism.
The other time that Wurzer and Eskola’s silence was disturbing was when the subject of scandals was brought up. They didn’t have the journalistic integrity to question why the DFL is sweeping the Gauthier child sex scandal under the rug.
The supposedly fair-minded journalists of TPTAlmanac talked up a storm about the Koch-Brodkorb scandal. They swept the fact that a minor had oral sex with Rep. Gauthier under the rug.
This begs a straightforward question: if Wurzer and Eskola accept DFL talking points like they were etched in stone tablets by God’s finger and if they’re silent while a sex predator preys on vulnerable victims, what’s their value?
Perhaps the better question is whether they have journalistic value.
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