May 04, 2014
Blah, Blah, Blah
No media bias here...
The story behind the video:
A Republican Senate candidate was kicked out of a local Oregon newspaper's editorial board meeting after daring to challenge a reporter who dissed a fellow candidate by writing "blah blah blah" in his notes instead of her actual quotes.
The entire argument was captured on video and posted online by the newspaper, Willamette Week. [...]
The video shows an editorial board meeting where the newspaper was interviewing Republican candidates for Senate. One of those candidates, Jo Rae Perkins, was responding to a question over the phone when [Republican candidate Mark] Callahan noticed something was amiss.
The other candidates were cowards for sitting silently by and then continuing the interviews after Callahan was told to leave.
UPDATE: The Williamette Week defends its behavior with lies. First it claims Callahan broke the rules but they don't state what rules were violated. Second, they state Joe Rae Perkins, the candidate the reporter was quoting with "blah, blah, blah," was supposed to be responding to a question about healthcare and her answer was about eliminating the U.S. Forest Service.
In fact, the question was how she would trim the federal budget, not about healthcare. You can hear the question yourself HERE. Skip to the 1:03:50 mark. (WW asks that you skip to 1:06:00 which doesn't include the question asked.)
UPDATE II: Daylight Disinfectant got a great interview with Mark Callahan about the incident. Callahan looks like an excellent candidate. I wish he were running in my state!
Good job, DD!