First Norm, then the Strib reporters.
The MinnIndependent headline pretty much sums it, so read the detail there. The headline:
"Coleman: Media ‘could have waited’ until after Nov. 4 to ask about money-funneling"
That of course ignores the basic point, voters deserve to be as informed as possible and Coleman seemed to have no objection to early and frequent coverage of Franken's past humor and his firm's state taxing SNAFU. Selective little guy, isn't he?
What Norm would have, that's like the media saying after the 1978 Senate DFL primary election, "Wow, Don Fraser never really said all the things Bob Short's been going around saying Don Fraser's been saying."
Timely, is what Norm did not like?
And the reporters - Steller reports:
The reporters, Tony Kennedy and Paul McEnroe, shot back that they had repeatedly sought an interview with Coleman on the subject. When the campaign rebuffed those requests, Kennedy and McEnroe warned Coleman they intended to raise the issue at his Oct. 29 campaign stop in St. Cloud.
Video clips showing the reporters shouting questions to an unresponsive Coleman as he gets into a waiting car immediately appeared on the Web and soon were featured in a DFL Party TV ad.
When asked at the editorial board interview yesterday about the charges in a Texas civil lawsuit that Kazeminy ordered executives at Deep Marine Technology to send $100,000 to the St. Paul insurance firm where Coleman’s wife works, Coleman turned the question against the newspaper [...]
Put Norm on ice skates and he could spin faster than Kristi Yamaguchi.