In spite of Lou Brancaccio’s many denials, the Lazy C (the Columbian) is noted for their left leaning bias, making them more of a daily newsletter for the Democrat Party than an objective newspaper in their political articles.
Very few Republicans receive much of a positive nod, especially if they are conservative Republicans and not the spineless RINO’s selling their souls to liberals on many issues of importance to us.
And yes, there are some exceptions or at least, an appearance of an exception. Senator Ann Rivers is such an exception in that they do not bash and denigrate her to the degree they have others, such as Senator Don Benton and County Commissioner David Madore.
They were real quick to jump on the disagreement and exchange of words between Senators Rivers and Benton, gleefully painting Don Benton once again as an out of control monster.
The story was picked up by AP and has spread nationwide, curious for State Senators since heated exchanges between elected officials is not uncommon and who back east cares what our legislature is doing?
But, as we all know, the Lazy C despises Senator Benton and has over many years, in large part because even though in the minority much of his career, he has been very effective in many aspects.
I don’t know exactly what occurred or why or why it was allowed to go public as it did, but as I said, such heated disagreements are not uncommon and we see that the Lazy C continues to ignore the ongoing animosity directed at Democrats Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon from their party leaders over their actually working in a bipartisan manner in the Senate.
That merits no mention in the pages of the Lazy C, but the spat between Senators Rivers and Benton merits front page news two days in a row.
But I have to wonder now whether or not they will be as quick to cover what was witnessed Saturday, June 22 at the Clark County Republican PCO meeting.
As can be seen in the photos, Senators Benton and Rivers are far from the enemies ready to bury each other as the Lazy C wishes us to think.
Some comments from those who witnessed the exchange this morning;
Jim Johnson I was there for this, and can attest to the genuine and obvious good feeling passing between them.
Dennis Henry This was after a similar display in the Central Committee meeting. Well done Anne, Thank you for owning that moment. Don Gracious as ever you have earned my support, respect and good wishes.
I know both of these Senators and have a lot of admiration and respect for both. While it pained me to see this disagreement made public and taken too far, I am comforted to see they can and apparently have put it behind them and will continue to work together for what is best for Clark County, in spite of what the editors at the Lazy C want us to think.
It would be great if they went after this portion of the story with equal zeal as they did receiving word of the disagreement.
But I also believe their left-leaning bias will prevent them giving the matter the fair coverage it merits, just as I have seen them go out of their way to ignore the animosity Senators Tom and Sheldon have received all year from their own party.
The Lazy C should be ashamed to call themselves a “NEWSpaper.”
UPDATE 11:42 pm June 22, 2013: It shouldn’t surprise me, the Lazy C, likely shamed into mentioning it, buries this in the blogs, not in the paper as they did twice in bashing Benton