August 10, 2005
Connelly scores another journalistic coup
Joel Connelly, the contumelious liberal columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who is best known for being duped into thinking that a spoof Mike McGavick campaign web site was for real, reveals his insight and reportorial skills yet again in his column this morning about political endorsements
* The kiss of death: Certain recommendations carry baggage. Burnishing Democratic credentials, Casey Corr likely did not do handstands at receiving praise from the conservative SoundPolitics.com Web site.
Sheesh. One day Connelly labels SoundPolitics "vituperative right-wing
", a few weeks later he ridicules our positive but restrained comments
about a supposed Democrat. Whatever. But more importantly, does Casey Corr view positive comments from Sound Politics as "baggage", or is Joel Connelly just making stuff up? I can't say for sure, but if Corr didn't want any favorable attention at Sound Politics why would he go to the trouble of occasionally sending me personal e-mails with his press announcements (once in April
, once in July
If Joel Connelly is more comfortable believing that praise from Sound Politics is harmful to one's reputation, I might make a point of saying nice things about him more often.
UPDATE: My good friend Joel Connelly e-mailed the following, with permission to post: --
Oh, c'mon. If you dish it out, expect a bit of incoming: Stefan,
you've got about as much defensive armor as a Japanese Zero in the Battle of
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at August 10, 2005
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I've been out at district meetings, where Casey Corr is constantly
stressing his Democratic credentials.
The Drago campaign is responding by circulating his conservative
columns of the late 1990's.
In your item on his entering the race, you referenced exactly the
columns being used by Jan's people to influence the litmus testers.
Insult? Hell!! It's something that bears on the outcome of close
quarters endorsement battles, and the race!
1. Some people are b!tchy for a reason, Stefan...others are just plain b!tchy.
2. That's funny, I don't remember reading anything bad about buttery, fatty, fried foods on Sound Politics, but Joel still loves the stuff.
Don't say anything nice about Joel for his sake, he loves to be hated.
That's part of why he behaves in such a nauseatingly blockheaded fashion.
Hehe ... I think it's comfortably safe to say that SoundPolitics.com benefits more from Connolly's attention than the reverse.
That having been said, this is really a great website. Just came across it today, but I already consider it well worthy of donation. This might seem odd for a site with whose opinions I strongly disagree -- but it's no cliche to say that is what makes America what she is.
(Amused by Conservatives -- at least for now)
5. I stopped taking Joel Connelly seriously a long time ago
6. Joel Cornholey is a bit off on most of his columns. I think Cornholey's thinking & reasoning glands don't start functioning until he has 30,000 calories for breakfast!!!
Cornholey is such a pathetic fata$$. I believe Cornholey fancies himself the "Michael Moore" of Seattle!! After all, the have the same physical attributes....like, facial hair and carrying an extra 200 lbs.
I love these fata$$ LEFTIST PINHEADS who spend their lifes work poking at "white, male fatcats". Do they ever look in the mirror? Probably not....Cornholey & Moore would be repulsed by what was staring back at 'em.
So Joel Connelly responds to some mild tweaking by whining about how defensive you
The P-I sure has some weird columnists.
8. Recall the liberals using Sam Reed as if he were Moses when it came to what was good and bad about the governor's election. Reminds me of that old 70's song; "when you're hot - your hot, when you're not - you're not..." Notice they haven't been referencing Sam Reed since he came out with statements admitting the election was handled poorly by his office and King County.
You say, "Hehe ... I think it's comfortably safe to say that SoundPolitics.com benefits more from Connolly's attention than the reverse.
I hope you are able to muster more substance and originality than is readily apparent so far.
Amused by petty liberals (mostly bored)
10. I just ignore Connelly. He is just a hack and a tool (fool) for the elites of this area. I can't wait for the P-I to go under; heck, the Times too. Both are embarrassing.
"Oh, c'mon. If you dish it out, expect a little incoming."
This from the guy who responds to the mildest of criticisms from readers with fury? Please. What a phony.
12. One thing is for sure.
Joel Cornholey must have extraordinarily long arms.
Why do I say that?
Because his gut is so enormous, that he couldn't reach a keyboard without them!!
Hey Joel, any mustard on the front of your shirt?
13. I think that sour "grape Santini" is trying to shame us into adopting the same "Fair & Balanced" standards of Horse'sPatoot.gak....
14. I miss those Friday night debates w/ Balter, Connelly, and that other liberal woman now living in Idaho. sheesh, what funnel drops all these people into Seattle
It's good to hear from our friend Joel. (And we should be pleased that he has learned how to spell "Sharkansky".)
But I wonder if his argument could be generalized. Is there, for example, a column or two by Joel Connelly that might be helpful in a Republican primary, in Eastern Washington, or even in the rural areas of King County?
Keep fanning the flames, Shark!
All publicity (well, most all, but I'm assuming you aren't a pedophile or anything like that) is good and draws attention to this site.
And, with that, Connelly is helping you show the rest of this screwed up county just how bad its government is and how crooked Ron Sims truly is. People can see that the lady in the governor's office isn't really the duly elected governor.
If you ever want to see Mr. Connely explode, just call him a liberal. Then stand back and watch the show.
He thinks Shark has thin skin?
Good Grief, indeed.
Connelly mis-stated his history. There was no "Battle of the Marianas." There was
, however, "The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot."
I'm an amateur naval aviation historian, BTW.
Just thought I'd clarify that little point for y'all.
Connelly, if you're reading this, your historical inaccuracy is surpassed only by your profound predilection for chasing snipes and backing the wrong guy.