Who Cares About the Senate? Tom Hartman's Boat In Danger
I woke up grouchy this morning, which means this blog's going to be the Portland Venter for a while.
Note to Tom Hartman, the local Air America guy: Somewhere between 10 minutes of 7 a.m., through the top of the hour, until 6 minutes after, when you went into an interview about Measure 37, you might have someone at the station give a detailed update on Senator Johnson of South Dakota. Yes, Air America mentioned "stories we are following" and the word "critical", but that's it.
To be fair, you did discuss a topic that could affect you personally, but I think the control of the United States Senate is bigger news than how you need to get an extra rope to tie your boat down, because it's going to be windy tonight.
Let's look at this from a competitive point of view with the Internet. After Air America failed to cover a story that could be as important as the elections themselves - because it could undo the Senate half - I was forced to get out of bed and head down to the office and find out what was happening on the Internet. This is the top of the hour when big stories are normally followed, so clue in, and if your boat blows away tonight, get another one. I'm going back to sleep. Sorry if I'm grouchy, but putting Dick Cheney back as the tie-breaking vote in the Senate is too grim to contemplate.
S.D. Sen. Johnson in critical condition - Yahoo! News