North Carolina’s News & Observer observes that Mike Easley, the state’s outgoing governor “said newspapers should be nice to him“:
In an interview with the Greensboro News & Record, Easley complained about how newspapers, particularly The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, have treated him. Both papers are owned by Sacramento, Calif.-based McClatchy Co.
“My job is to be nice to other people, and their job is to be nice to me. Just because they’re not doing theirs doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do mine,” Easley said in audio of the interview posted on The News & Record’s Web site on Christmas Day.
And the News & Observer is happy to oblige in one sense: there’s no mention of Easley’s party in the above linked article.
It’s the pact that President Elect Obama and the legacy media have–why shouldn’t other Democratic politicians request the same agreement, particularly since their relationship with their media mouthpieces is likely to become even cozier in the coming months and years.
(H/T: Betsy Newmark)