So I was looking forward to what our local newspaper of record would say about this victory, looking forward to see how it would be covered by journalists like Jim Brunner and Joni Balter.
Oddly enough, there was no mention of Angel's victory in the Seattle Times in the day after the election, not even in a summary table.
I kept looking for the story and not finding it, so I finally used Bing to make a formal search, with this search string: "Jan Angel site:seattletimes.com". After limiting the search to the last month, I found just four hits, and only one of them included the result of the election.
(And I do hope that my mentioning this app will not get its author in trouble.)
Assuming that Bing search is correct (and I can hardly assume otherwise, living in this area), the Seattle Times has yet to mention, in print, Jan Angel's Republican victory.
Since I have no inside sources at the Seattle Times, I don't know the reasons for this omission, for their failure to cover this important election. I do think it far more likely that this was a mistake, rather than a deliberate decision on their part.
But I also think that it was a mistake that a news organization that (mostly) hates Republicans, and is far too Seattle-centric, is likely to make. Most at the Times don't want to see such stories — and so they haven't seen this one, so far, much less written about it.
Cross posted at Jim Miller on Politics.Posted by Jim Miller at August 20, 2013 09:15 AM | Email This