Wednesday, September 3, 2008


There's something wrong with this story, but I can't quite put my finger on it. What gives:

Jeff Merkley says he agrees with the Supreme Court decision that Americans have a constitutional right to keep handguns at home.

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate made the point in response to a question Tuesday during an editorial board interview at the Democrat-Herald.

That's pretty much the whole story. It reads like Hering took the prerogative to put this in the paper as a news story, but it doesn't feel like a news story.

Not quite sure why. Maybe it's because it's not a full writeup, but a "Hering authored a news story that does nothing but note that Merkley clarified an answer he gave to a Hering editorial" sort of thing, and omits anything else (with the exception of a sentence or two at the end, on an issue that might only be related because Hering cares).

It's just strange.


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