Thursday, January 26, 2006

Print Journalist C.T. Revere Not Running in CD 8

In a story in today’s Tucson Citizen C.T. Revere announced why, despite years of covering the news in Southern Arizona, he was not competent to run for Congress.

“So I stand before you now,” Revere writes, “steadfast in my commitment to leave the contest for this unbelievably important job to those who actually might be ready to hold a seat in Congress.

“I can't help but wonder if former newscaster Patty Weiss shouldn't have done the same.”

Although he disclaims that his remarks are a “knock on Patty” he goes on to list the ways the other Democratic candidates are better suited for the job than Weiss:

“Some come with résumés that include serving in state and local offices; others with an understanding of the political game that comes from years of laboring inside their respective parties.

“Still others have served their country in the armed services, a background that is clearly applicable at a time of war.

“Is this the time for newspaper reporters or television news anchors to cash in on name recognition and potentially muddy the process?

“... We're talking about a congressional district that is the epicenter for some of the most crucial problems America faces today, most notably the immigration and national security issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border."

“This is a serious job for someone who knows how politics work.”


Anonymous said...

Finally someone more interested reporting more than the celebrity status and actually addressing what is really wrong with most the media. I agree with him totally. No reporter, recently has reported to the public who is addressing the issues. They choose to ignore the candidates that have valid answers and report on only those that add nothing to making change.

Thank you CT for your truthfulness!

Anonymous said...

Wow, he really doesn't like Patty does he? Is he a Republican or a Democart?