Monday, April 18, 2005

For Salt Lake Political Junkies

If you're a political junkie, you may have been disappointed by the Sunday newspapers' coverage of the Salt Lake County Democratic Convention. They barely mentioned the actual convention. Here are the headlines. Deseret News: Demos Approve Wage Initiative- This story spent its time talking about the wage initiative and was sure to mention that someone named Kent Anderson thinks the LDS Church should back it. In the final paragraph, a token mention was made of one of the new party officers. Salt Lake Tribune: Yocom is Almost Ready to Rest- Obviously, this story obsessed over Yocom, but completely ignored the Deseret News' angle of the wage initiative. Perhaps we were supposed to read both papers, because the Deseret News completely ignored Yocom's retirement announcement. The Tribune did give a more comprehensive look at the new party leadership. The best coverage I've seen for the convention is in the blogosphere. Go to Brian's wrap- up of the day.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Brian Watkins said...

For future reference, Kent Anderson is the president of Communication Workers of America local 7704.

4/18/2005 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger Oldenburg said...

It is amazing they even cared about Democrats in general, other than making sure they label people as Democrats and ever labeling them as GOPers for articles.

My bet is Skordas is going to run to replace Yocum, but his defense of Nancy Workman might have been too effective (about $196,2000 too effective).

4/18/2005 03:54:00 PM  

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