John Gladden, an award winning columnist of the Medina County Gazette, quoted this blog in a column dated July 8, 2008. His column was about the reaction to the Gazette series on the "10 most influential people" in Medina County.
Readers of this blog will know that we have criticized the series on its lack of transparency. Although readers were told that the people selected were chosen by an informal survey of government and business leaders, they weren't told what criteria was used, or how the people who were surveyed were chosen.
This is the quote from the article that mentions our blog:
It didn’t take long for the Medina County Democratic Action Committee to take note on its blog with this June 24 posting:
“The Medina County Gazette is running a series on the supposed top-ten ‘movers and shakers’ in Medina County. This list was supposedly generated by taking an ‘informal survey of community and government leaders’ in Medina County. So far, and we have just had profiles of numbers 10 and nine, but this list is looking like a Who’s Who of the Medina County Republican Party … Want to bet what the other eight will have in common?”
In the end, five current or former elected officials made the list — all members of the GOP. A “vast right-wing conspiracy” by the “liberal” media? (Just kidding.)
Its good to know that Medina County reporters and columnists read our blog. We don't always expect them to agree with us, but we do appreciate their attention.