Monday, July 17, 2006

And Thus, We Learn That Mike Jameson Is the Real Puppetmaster

In what has to be one of the most glaring fumbles I have ever seen at the Tennessean, reporters Claudette Riley and Michaela Jackson mistakenly cast Mike Jameson in the role of frustrating himself by first nominating Kay Brooks to be the seat-filler for District 5 School Board member (incorrect) and then by joining with a majority of other District 5 Council members in voting for Gracie Porter (correct). It is almost common knowledge that The Insider Michael Craddock butted into the process from another district against the will of 5 out of 6 of the district's Council members, drummed up the votes for Brooks outside of the public eye, and made at least one trade for Ludye Wallace's vote. How could these reporters have confused Mike J. with The Insider the real puppetmaster? I mean I would understand if they had confused The Insider Michael Craddock with Jim Gotto or even Adam Dread. And I would understand confusing Mike Jameson with David Briley. Heck, I would even understand mistaking Ludye Wallace for Leon Phelps. But confusing Jameson with Craddock is patently dimwitted and practically unredeemable.

07/17/2006, 1:00 p.m. Update: As Laura points out in the comments, the on-line edition of the Tennessean corrected their dimwitted error. But those of you who have it on hard copy have record that the Freudian slip remains unredeemable. It is inexcusably the wrongest name switch at the worst time during this local election.

1 comment:

  1. When I read that online this a.m. I rubbed my eyes and thought, I'm still asleep. I read slowly through the paragraph again, and realized, nope, it's the folks at 1100 Broadway who are asleep.

    As late as 9 a.m. it was still wrong online but I see it's been corrected now, finally.

    Really, the last thing the District 5 race needs is misinformation from the official news media.