October 29, 2006
WANT PRESS COVERAGE? Apparently, you have to run attack ads to get it, leading Bill Hobbs, after reviewing the research, to comment:
A story about the 21st district race would be a story about a clash between old and new, and between the entrenched elites and the next generation – a youthful challenger taking on 36-year-incumbent; a challenger using the Internet to discuss issues, raise money and find supporters while the incumbent hides from voters, avoids public debate and gets his money from special interests.
So, then, why isn’t the Nashville news media covering the 21st district race between Bob Krumm and Sen. Henry?
The only answer seems to be the lack of negative attack ads.
That doesn’t reflect positively on the news media.