A few years ago I heard former Fort Worth Congressman Jim Wright speak to a convention of newspaper editors. He told of how our influence within our communities might not be all that we thought it was.
Wright said when he first ran for Congress the publisher of his local newspaper, Amon G. Carter, owner of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, refused to even print his name in the paper. He won anyway and Carter was forced to apologize in print.
I was reminded of that anecdote today when Gov. Brian Sandoval announced he is not running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid. The online Review-Journal story mentions there is a Democratic candidate for the seat, Catherine Cortez Masto, and mentions others who are running and one who hasn’t ruled it out.
The Reno didn’t bother to write its own story but just posted the AP account. It mentions Beers but dismisses him as a “long shot.”
Which is worse, being dismissed or ignored?