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Idaho Blogs: Stallings Rips Statesman

Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings — who is helping out Tom Sullivan, the Democrats' challenger to GOP Sen. Mike Crapo — is also campaigning against the Idaho Statesman. In an appeal for campaign contributions, Stallings ripped the Statesman for not covering the last week's Crapo-Sullivan debate on Idaho Public Television. As editorial page editor, I am not involved in news coverage decisions. I will note for the sake of accuracy that I live-blogged at the debate, and
my Wednesday post-debate analysis appeared in the paper as the lead item of my Saturday column. So I don't think it's accurate to say the Statesman "took a pass" on covering the debate/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: As a general rule, is it wise to condemn a media organization covering a political race in which you are a candidate or a supporter?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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