In this Morning Hot Dish E-Newsletter, this item is presented as "Morning Dish":
It seems in 2012 political trackers are the new black. Whereas once candidates complained about the trackers -- young operatives hired by political opposition to record a candidate’s every move -- they are now bragging about them. First District Republican congressional candidate Mike Parry boasted at his endorsing convention that Democrats feared him so much he was assigned a tracker. (Despite that, the convention deadlocked and Parry will face a primary with Allen Quist.) And Monday, Eighth District Democratic congressional candidate Rick Nolan told his supporters about his tracker: “He’s a young guy named Brady, and you’ll see him pretty much wherever you see us, recording speeches, taking pictures and making notes,” he said in a fundraising plea.
Yes, repeating a claim without scrutiny is Rachel's new black. (Since the Morning Hot Dish carries her byline, Bluestem will assume she concocted this vacuous cleverness).
Parry claimed that the DFL only assigned a tracker to him but not to Quist. The fact? The tracker was assigned to both of them.
If she knew more about the race than an urban white male blogger at LeftMN, or had the time to get off Twitter and look at DFL tracker's Youtube site, she'd find Allen Quist kicks me out of his event:
But apparently newspaper reporters in the age of twitter won't let facts get in the way of their own stylish cleverness.
Unlike the DFL, Bluestem didn't assign a tracker to Quist and Parry--all we needed was Tild and Avidor--as we consider them both equally mockable as well as unelectable to Congress.
Image: Allen Quist by Ken Avidor.