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  •  I see your point, but (4.00)
    The press needs to know that there are people who are determined not to let them get away with this kind of bullshit anymore.

    And when we beat the drum about Brady's blog shenanigans, in my opinion it helps draw attention to the broader issues.

    •  Yes and... (none)
      Hey, I agree with you.  Vehemently. Don't let the story slide.

      But I want us to ALWAYS hit the story first.  Don't make Howell the story, make Abramoff and Republicans the story.  Surely you can do that?  

      What are our talking points? Howell or Abramoff-Bush-DeLay-Reed-Norquist-Rove et al?

      For example, KTVU-TV in Oakland  just ran a story about the fillibuster on their 10pm news by Randy Shandobil, a very good political reporter.  The entire freaking story, culminating in a full clip of Scott McLellan doing his best butter-wouldn't-melt-in-my-mendacious-mouth laugh line about Kerry in Davos, was "Foregone conclusion, the fillibuster will fail."

      I wrote to Randy to emphasize the story is not the fillibuster, the story is What is it about Alito that drives Democrats to be willing to fillibuster? Isn't the fourth amendment worth fillibustering?

      I could beat up Randy for running the Scotty laughing clip juxtaposed with a dour Harry Reid saying he doesn't have the votes to sustain a fillibuster. But I've established dialogue with Randy over years of email.  I tell him when I think he missed the story.

      I invite everyone in the SF Bay area to write Randy Shandobil <randy.shandobil@ktvu.com> and let him know you prefer real facts and not spin from Scott McLellan.  What is it about Alito that is worth fillibustering?  Isn't that worth a serious story?

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