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Popkey Questions IFF Media Neutrality

There’s an interesting online dustup today in which a reporter for the IdahoReporter.com site disparaged the Senate’s senior member in Twitter posts while the senator spoke at a packed public hearing, and then, when called on it by another reporter on Twitter, responded, “This is twitter, not an article being written.” Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey writes about the exchange on his blog; you can read his post here. Interestingly, this comes just after Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador fired his spokesman, Phil Hardy, for a racy Super Bowl tweet that Hardy accidentally and briefly posted from Labrador's congressional Twitter account/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise.

Question: Do you think there's enough separation between lobbyist Wayne Hoffman and his Idaho Freedom Foundation — and the IFF media wing, IdahoReporter?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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