Posted: 11/15/14 01:20
by Dave Mindeman
MPR had an interview with Stanley Hubbard of Channel 5 about #Pointergate. In their news post they listed highlights of the interview....allow me to translate:
Hubbard on whether KSTP should apologize:
This isn't something we did. You can blame the police and you can yell at them. Don't blame us. We're only reporting the news, and we will continue to report the news. We're very sorry if somebody was offended. The facts are the facts. We only report the facts, and the facts are that multiple police agencies said this was a bad thing.
Translation: The "Facts" were nobody else would report it....so we had to.
On feedback KSTP has received on its reporting:
A lot of positive -- boy, the day of we had positive phone calls and emails, yes ... by the general public.
Translation: My GOP donor buddies thought it was great.
On whether or not KSTP has reached out to Mayor Hodges:
We tried to but she wouldn't talk to us. And if she'd talk to us in the first place, this story might not have ever come about.
Translation: If we insisted on talking to her, she might have given us a logical explanation....and that would ruin the story.
On future coverage on the topic by KSTP:
I think we're doing a story next week, because every time we check the facts we find out more.
Translation: When we dig ourselves a hole, dammit, we keep digging.