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Friday, November 07, 2008

Iowa Guy 2.0: Why did Rob Hubler lose?

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Guy 2.0

Since Tuesday night, when it became apparent that my man, Rob Hubler, would not be going to Congress to replace the wretched Steve King, I've pondered what might have gone wrong. ... The problem, I think, lies in voter ignorance. Stupidity implies a willful lack of knowledge, whereas ignorance is a lack of knowledge that one is not able to control or counteract. The biggest reason for voter ignorance is the media. The Omaha World-Herald, Council Bluffs Nonpareil and Sioux City Journal newspapers were remiss in their responsibilities to voters during this campaign. The right-wing shills that own these journalistic rags control the flow of information and do not report fairly. When King refused to debate his opponent (as he has done in every single election he has ever been involved), these papers refused to call him out on it. The Journal mentioned King's refusal, but backed away from being critical of King nor did it demand he stand before the voters and defend his record.

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