Well the Omaha World Herald's continuing vendetta against Mayor Jim Suttle is starting to crack us up.
Now we here at Leavenworth Street enjoy using the various Faces Of Suttle to adorn our posts. But we're a blog, and we're expected to have a little fun with the mugs of the pols that we skewer from time to time.
But the OWH is supposed to be an unbiased news source, right?
Then how to explain this shot they added to the online story about Suttle's salary?
Really, that's the best you got?
Compare that to the main shot of Mike Fahey the OWH uses:
Gosh that Mayor Fahey is a swell, happy guy....
The OWH: It's Blog-tastic.
Speaking of the OWH, how about THIS headline for their least favorite member of the Nebraska Congressional delegation:
"Rep. Smith's Playing Time Scant"
Yes, this is a story about how Rep. Adrian Smith of CD-3 played in the House Dem vs Repub charity softball game. Smith pinch-ran twice and scored once.
Not much better in the print edition:
"No at-bats for Smith in congressional ballgame"
So is the headline, "Smith scores in a pinch for GOP"?
Or how about, "Smith honors UNK at House game"?
No, it references that Smith didn't play the field.
We're sort of amazed it didn't say, "Smith skips House duties to play games".
Senator Mike Johanns at a Senate Banking Committee hearing yesterday:
“I really worry today if what we’re seeing is a dead cat bounce, where all we are doing is pushing so much liquidity into the marketplace that we’re just setting ourselves up for the next cliff.”While it's apparently a regularly used financial term, I think we can all agree that Dead Cat Bounce would be an excellent band name.
You can thank me later, kids.
For those of you who don't know, Joe Jordan is leaving KMTV Channel 3 in Omaha as of June 26th.
Jordan is taking a new gig at The Franklin Center for Public Integrity. (We're looking for more info on it, as there are a couple of groups with similar names.)
We are sad to see Joe leave the Omaha MSM. Mainly because he is the only reporter who seeks to ask the incisive follow-up questions for pols, rather than let them deliver their own spin.
Sure Joe often tried to make himself more of the story, but he usually made interviews interesting and got nuggets that you seldom got from other reporters.
We're not quite sure on what he'll be reporting (Joe feel free to contact us - not sure your old email works!), but we look forward to hopefully getting more news from him in the future.