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.