April 23, 2004


Ryne McClaren spells things out to Sioux Falls Argus Leader editor Randell Beck. Brilliant work.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 23, 2004 02:00 PM

Mark Twain said "Never start a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel" in recognition of the power of newspapers.

In these modern times a barrel of ink doesn't go as far as it used to. Mr. Beck is having difficulty adjusting to his reduced status.

Posted by: Fred Boness at April 23, 2004 at 05:02 PM

I loked for a comments sections on that website, couldn't find out. So here's my comment:
-- John Thune, who is challenging Democrat Tom Dashle for his Senate seat, should file a lawsuit requiring that the salary, expenses, and any other costs incurred by this reporter, David Kranz, should be charged as a campaign expense to Dashle. Even if it doesn't go anywhere, it publicizes the connections between the two, the bias- and all but forces the Argus to report on its own dirty laundry.

Posted by: Don Eyres at April 23, 2004 at 11:08 PM

Fred's Mark Twain quote was actually played out in South Dakota earlier this week when the most esteemed South Dakota local television personality, Steve Hemmingsen, wrote in his KELO-Land on-line posting the following:

"Several of my readers even suggest that "somebody," I suppose me, has to take on that Daschle-loving David Kranz [of the Argus Leader newspaper]. Well, I won't do that. Dave scares me, he buys ink by the barrel, has more readers than I do ...."


Posted by: ColoradoConservative at April 23, 2004 at 11:14 PM