Wednesday, March 07, 2007

NewsLeader... Nothing, Nada, Zilch...

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Once again there was a significant Republican event in Augusta County that the NewsLeader failed to cover and present to it’s readers. Tuesday night at the Augusta Government Center in Verona there was a Augusta County Republican Committee meeting that was open to the public. At this scheduled meeting State Senator Emmett Hanger spoke about the recent State Assembly session in Richmond and several of the bills that came out of the session. Also speaking to the Local Augusta Republicans was Scott Sayre who is challenging Hanger in the upcoming Republican Primary for the Senate seat of the 24th district.

This was a very enthusiastic meeting with a large turnout of Augusta County Republicans who have become energetic and ready to support the important work done by the Representatives while in Richmond. More to follow on the meeting and campaigns in future blog posts…
The interesting thing I found was that once again a significant Republican event occurred in Augusta County only to be ignored by the Staunton NewsLeader. The Waynesboro NewsVirginian attended and reported the event with a story on their frontpage hardcopy and the NBC29 News service provided video coverage and reported the event as well.
A week prior to the 2006 Senate election Republican Senator George Allen came to Staunton to meet with over a hundred local Republicans at Mrs. Rowes for breakfast. Senator Allen also met with many Mrs. Rowes Patrons who were very interested and supportive of the Seanator. Both the NewsLeader and the NewsVirginian had reporters in attendance and the NewsVirginian did a large frontpage article reporting the event. NewsLeader? Nothing, Nada, Zilch…

A few weeks later Republican Delegate Chris Saxman had a public meeting with the Chamber of Commerce at which time he spoke about the Transportation “Crisis” issue with many in attendance. Once again the NewsVirginian provided substantial coverage of this important issue that has become a focal point of the pending state budget. The NewsLeader? Nothing, Nada, Zilch…

After this Republican State Senator Emmett Hanger met with another group open to the public which was attended by local media representatives, and spoke about efforts to improve programs dealing with substance abuse. The NewsVirginian and Harrisonburg Daily News Record both provided articles in their newspapers. The NewsLeader? Nothing, Nada, Zilch…

The NewsVirginian story can be found at: http://www.newsvirginian.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WNV/MGArticle/WNV_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149193565601&path=

2 comments:

spankthatdonkey said...

Hey, Just be glad they let you on their aggregator :-)

RightsideVA said...

Saw that and will be interesting to see how long it stays there. Interesting choice of bloglinks provided also...