RoJo: No press access, but room for Paddy Mac | Wis.Community

RoJo: No press access, but room for Paddy Mac

Patrick McIlheran, the Journal Sentinel right-wing columnist in residence, tags along with Senate candidate Ron Johnson, and -- wow! -- he turns out just to be a regular guy, not a politician!

He's just learning the ropes, Paddy says, so you'll just to excuse him if he doesn't know shit from Shinola when it comes to issues.

The real news of the column, however, is this: While RoJo's handlers hide him from the news media as much as possible, except when he needs to walk back the latest of his daily gaffes, Paddy Mac is invited to tag along.

When is the last time an actual reporter from the Journal Sentinel, or anywhere else for that matter, was invited to spend time observing RoJo on the campaign trail?

This is just a guess, but if you say never you won't be far off. And the media just let it happpen. In the case of the JS, it not only lets in happen but prints McIlheran's drivel to boot. Embarrassing.


August 18, 2010 - 9:14pm