Friday, August 05, 2005

Irresponsible journalism

According to Gov. Pawlenty, there is a political science professor that constantly files law suits against the governor that the media goes to for impartial political analysis. (Source: “Good Morning Minnesota,” August 5, 2005). The professor is David Schultz from Hamline University (Source: Associated Press, June 10, 2005).

Minnesota is blessed, or burden depending, on your view, with a great deal of political science professors. So why bother going to the one contrarian in the bunch? Note that I am not blaming the so-called “liberal media.” I just think it is absurd for the press to talk to the one professor that will hit Pawlenty for anything and everything he does, including riding an ATV. The media shouldn't go to any professor for analysis when their is such an obvious disdain for certain officials, Republican or Democrat.

Any professor that files this frivolous lawsuits against public officials has too much time on his hands. Maybe he should be assigning his students more homework.

In other news, Pawlenty called City Pages a "rag." I'm sure their feelings were hurt.


At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

When did Pawlenty say that about City Pages?

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Moses said...

So, um, what is this "frivolous lawsuit?" And is Schultz a "contrarian" in your mind because he critiques Pawlenty in ways you (and the governor) don't like? That's a little thin-skinned, isn't it? Why not address issues raised by people, including Schultz, rather than advocating the shutting down of real or perceived dissent?

(Oh, and it's "a political science professor who," not "that." Sorry about the grammar policing, but that particular error is a pet peeve of mine. I'm guilty of plenty, myself, which is why I keep a copy of Strunk & White nearby. Sometimes, I even open it.)

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Schultz is a hack professor that has fied more than one law suit against Pawlenty. I think that has to be a first in Minnesota politics.

Pawlenty did nothing wrong and Schultz knows it. He's just trying to ruin the reputation of a great governor.


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