You Don’t Say . . .

I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon napping, but I did manage to watch some tv as I chilled on the couch and flipped some channels.

I was a bit suprised a KSTP news segment that included a rather lengthy editorial in which KSTP states in part

It is rare when KSTP decides to take an editorial position.

But it’s also rare when a community is faced with the complications of hosting thousands of delegates, politicians, activists and journalists.

For many people from the Twin Cities, the only part of the Republican National Convention they could see in person was the thousands of police officers from all over Minnesota, all over the country really, who were here to protect people and property.

Read the full statement here.

Now the conspiracy theorists are going nuts and you can expect to hear more about this over the next few days.

 David Brauer at Minnpost already has more.

Personally, I think the police were necessary, did a good job, and in some instances helped exacerbate a bad situation. I do find the KSTP editorial to be little weird,out of place, and oddly contrived. Even my wife commented on how it seemed unusual.

What do you think?

[link VIA Chuckumentary]

8 Comments so far

  1. Justin Heideman (justinph) on September 8th, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

    I was channel surfing the other night and caught that. Took me aback they would be so blatant with their right wing propaganda. Then again, I’ve never seen KSTP accused of having a deft hand, so…


  2. Aaron (s4xton) on September 8th, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

    Norm Coleman and Jeff Larson are the two key people that brought the RNC to Saint Paul. Norm Coleman also had an invite-only "cruise" on Stan Hubbard’s boat on the evening of September 1st which was apparently part of his Senate Campaign, not the RNC. Of course, you could follow this money too.


  3. Reactions to KSTP’s Bizarre RNC Love Letter | MNpublius.com (pingback) on September 8th, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    […] Metroblogging chimes in on it: Personally, I think the police were necessary, did a good job, and in some instances exasperated a bad situation. I do find the KSTP editorial to be little weird,out of place, and oddly contrived. Even my wife commented on how it seemed unusual. […]


  4. amake on September 8th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

    Personally, I think the police were necessary, did a good job, and in some instances exasperated a bad situation.

    The word is "exacerbate."


  5. David (jacc) on September 8th, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

    Justin again, I’ve never seen KSTP accused of having a deft hand, so…
    Ha!

    Aaron – Great link!

    Amake – I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Kidding, sorry for the typo. I hope you can find it in your enormous spell checking heart to forgive me for the typo.

    *Though I think exasperated could also be used


  6. amake on September 8th, 2008 @ 11:44 pm

    It’s not a typo, it’s the wrong word. You can exasperate a person, but not a situation.


  7. David (jacc) on September 9th, 2008 @ 8:19 am

    Ah, I see. Well in that case,amake ,I believe I have.


  8. Erica M (ericam) on September 9th, 2008 @ 9:26 am

    Well in that case,amake ,I believe I have.

    Heh.



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