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View Diary: MN-06: Star Tribune finally fact-checks Bachmann when endorsing Graves (7 comments)

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  •  Hold the Star Tribune (3+ / 0-)
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    Gemina13, HeyMikey, eyesoars

    to the fire!

    Keep lambasting them with legitimate reasoning.

    First. Subscribe to the paper in a way that they can validate you ARE a subscriber of their paper

    Ask to speak with the editor in chief on the phone. Meet often for lunch. Make your face represent a valid citizen they serve.

    Make sure they know who you are, and how they do not serve their readers well.

    What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes... Life is too strong for you-- It takes life to love Life

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 05:07:27 PM PDT

    •  They're not interested (0+ / 0-)

      I contacted political editor Patricia Lopez about why they didn't cover a particular Bachmann statement, a  controversy I dubbed Butthurtgate, and she said:

      I introduced myself and said I was following up on my tweets and emails.

      Me: "Since the Star Tribune just fact checked Jim Graves, will you cover Michele Bachmann's Obama Libya conspiracy theory?"

      Lopez: "You've contacted me on twitter, email and now you've called my cell phone. This has to end. Stop contacting me."

      Me: "So your response to my question about whether you will cover this Bachmann story is to stop contacting you?"

      Lopez: "You must stop contacting me."

      Me: "So your response to my question about when you will start fact checking Michele Bachmann is that I should no longer contact you?"

      Lopez: "I know you're trying to make something out of this. We're just going to cover this election"

      Click

      •  I understand (0+ / 0-)

        Make them see your face.
        A "tweeter" is impersonal.

        Make it one human to another.
        Don't be hard-nosed. Be who you are...

        The newspaper gets 100's of "anonymous" griefs a week.

        They don't want to, don't mean to, but they classify "whiners" with a cold defensive wall.

        A face is different.

        What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes... Life is too strong for you-- It takes life to love Life

        by Nebraska68847Dem on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 06:52:14 AM PDT

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