That's what KELO is saying tonight, after running the AP story announcing the U.S. House candidacy of Republican Dr. R. Blake Curd, frequent Tea Party guest and perhaps the richest man currently running for anything in South Dakota.
Interestingly, KELO makes a glaring omission in its list of Curd's potential opponents:
Other Republicans who have expressed interest in a House race include Secretary of State Chris Nelson and state Rep. Shantel Krebs of Renner ["State Rep. Blake Curd Running for U.S. House," AP via KELOLand.com, 2009.10.01].
Wait a minute: Where's Thad Wasson, until now the only declared Republican in the race? He's been in since July. PP broke the story himself and cross-posted immediately on KELOLand.com. Everybody in the blogosphere knows he's running. Well, almost everyone: Bob Mercer, who is living between worlds as reporter and new blogger, doesn't appear to have gotten the Wasson memo.
But KELO, premier professional news outlet, doesn't mention Wasson. What gives?
The Mitchell Daily Republic has the good sense to list Wasson the declared candidate first, before descending into the list of those still sitting on the pot.
As I mentioned to Mr. Wasson earlier this evening, I'm not switching parties to vote for him... although if he keeps saying good things about solar panels and bike paths,... well, anything is possible. But regardless of who'll get my vote next year, if you're going to cover politics, objective journalism obliges you to give an accurate description of the race as it stands. And right now, the GOP House nomination is a two-man race between Wasson and Curd.
Update 09:24 CDT: KELO fixes the error, without apology or acknowledgment, as it runs AP's morning update on Chris Nelson's entrance into the race.