At least they're reading this...
What a surprise it was to see our humble little blog quoted in Joseph Gerth's "Political Notebook" column in today's Courier-Journal.
We weren't mentioned by name, but that's OK. Mr. Gerth lifted our quote from the Idiots 4 Beshear post from last week about the possibility of an e-mail address for a supposed "Republicans For Beshear" group being a way for a Fletcher supporter to find out who's going to be a turncoat from the GOP ranks this fall.
At least now we know that some of the more influential mainstream reporters are being exposed to the truth here.
And as such, we have a little friendly advice for you: DO YOUR JOBS!!!!!!!
Why don't you stop getting stuff spoonfed from Steve Beshear and Greg Stumbo, and instead do a little work and report the truth behind the investigation?
Why not pursue the story that Doug Doerting misled Transportation officials into thinking their personnel actions were proper, and then turning whistleblower out of spite that the governor didn't recall them going to high school together?
Why not probe the obvious conflict of interest that arose from grand jury members sitting in judgment of administration officials who had harmed them financially by not including 5 percent annual raises in each of the last two biennial budgets?
Why not try to locate some of the "John Y. Retirees" who were illegally fired during the Brown administration while then-AG Beshear sat on his hands and did nothing?
These are real stories, blockbuster stories, but the only place they've been reported is here -- at least the first two stories; The Conservative Edge has been all over the "John Y. Retiree" deal and other blogs have picked it up.
You guys are reading. We now have proof of that. You have been presented with starting points for a couple of huge stories that would shake up the conventional wisdom in this state.
Put aside your anti-Fletcher and anti-conservative biases just long enough to report the truth. Make an attempt to present balanced journalism. You'll find this state will be grateful for that effort.
For as long as you continue to pump out the anti-Fletcher copy and don't balance it with truthful accounts that give another side of the story, your credibility on all subjects is suspect, much as the integrity of the special grand jury can be questioned because of the financial conflicts of several of its members. And we think you might find a little balance in your news gathering and reporting might help the bottom lines at your corporations, too.