Tribune Public Editor Don Wycliff Steps In It. Hard.
By Brad Friedman on 4/28/2005, 1:07pm PT  

Last week, an article of ours pointed to Bob Koehler's watershed column headlined "The silent scream of numbers: The 2004 election was stolen — will someone please tell the media?" as the first time such words had been uttered by someone considered to be a part of the Mainstream Media.

Koehler appeared on our radio show that weekend to discuss it (Archive of that interview in MP3).

Koehler is editor and columnist for Tribune Media Services where he published his article for any of the Tribune Media's clients to pick up and run in their papers. Few, apparently, did.

Chicago Tribune itself did not run his article, but has apparently found it fitting today to run a column which attempts to debunk his column! Without even the courtesy of running it first! (Bob's words were "debunk", we would suggest "attack" is the more appropriate description!)

Take a look at the column today by Tribune Public Editor, Don Wycliff. Be astounded or appalled. Your choice. Either way, you may wish to help educate Mr. Wycliff politely so he doesn't make quite as much of an ass out of himself in future columns.

We're still on the roll ourselves, as we will continue to be for several days at least, so virtually no time for a detailed rebuttal here. I'll leave that to you BRAD BLOGGERS instead. Though, in truth, with Wycliff pointing towards Richard Nixon (yes, Richard Nixon!) for moral guidance on the matter of how to appropriately deal with Elections in America, does one really need to say much about the crediblity of this Wycliff fellow?

...CONTACTS...
Chicago Tribune Public Editor, Don Wycliff
Tribune Media Services Editor (and American Hero), Robert Koehler