Seattle Times editorial columnist Joni Balter defends her newspaper’s biased and crappy reporting on WA-08:
Not only do Northwesterners have a built-in disdain for people who name-drog [sic] fancy colleges, she should not have gotten twisted up in a dispute about a great degree.
Uh-huh. First of all, that’s the sort of attitude one might expect from somebody who would have gone to a “fancy college,” had she been gifted enough to get in. But more importantly… talk about blame the victim. Darcy was totally fucked by the Times over the trivial, front page parsing of a college degree, and Joni’s defense is, well, she shouldn’t have flaunted that sexy education.
I mean, really, Joni? Darcy deserved to have her political career destroyed over this? That’s your analysis of the race? This from the women who argued to my face that it was totally irresponsible for the press to report, just weeks before an election, that David Irons hit his mother? I’m sensing a double-standard here.
To put this all in perspective, here’s a question for you Joni, and the rest our local media, which I’m guessing neither you nor colleagues have the balls to even acknowledge, let alone answer: Did Dave Reichert catch the Green River Killer?
Come on… did he? He sure as hell has taken credit for catching the Green River Killer… over and over and over and over and over again. In fact, it is fair to say that he has built his entire political career on what is no doubt a shamelessly self-serving exaggeration, if not an out and out lie.
So really, how dare you attack Darcy’s credibility when you and your colleagues not only refuse to debunk the biggest lie in Washington state politics, but were actually complicit in creating and promoting this myth in the first place?
I’m just sayin’…