Ron Kirk was in town to give an interview to the Houston Chronicle editorial board, and in the resulting story, the Chron spends as much time quoting a John Cornyn spokesman as they do Kirk himself. What's up with that?
I really wanted to be fair here. Maybe all of the candidate-meets-with-the-editorial-board stories are like this, where "equal time" (for some value of "equal") is given to the opponent's spokesdog. (Seems to me that simply granting an interview to each candidate would more than suffice for "equal time", but nobody asked me so I'll clam up now.) Unfortunately, the Chron's pathetically lame Election Central section only keeps a few stories and editorials in their accessible archives. Everything else goes into the main Chron archive section, which requires a subscription code and some keyword fu to work properly. Would it kill them to maintain a directory of links to recent stories along with the two-bit candidate profiles that they have? Even just a link to the candidate-kowtows-to-our-ed-board-folks stories would be something. You know, as a public service since they're the only freakin' daily newspaper in America's fourth-largest city? Are they low on disk space or something? Jeez louise...Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 17, 2002 to Election 2002