Yeah, I'm about to defend Gov. Doyle's former communications director. Stop the presses.
Journal Sentinel: WHEDA gives PR work to ex-Doyle stafferThough one might be tempted to ascribe the kiss of death to her defense of the unknown communications director, a few things are missing from this piece, something a real journalist, or at the least, a competent blogger, would have provided.
Madison -- The state housing authority has paid $64,700 in recent years to a public relations firm run by Gov. Jim Doyle's former communications director.
So what? If he's the former communications director to the governor, presumably he's got the required experience in PR, and they know whether or not he does good work. The real question is whether there was anything awry with the hiring process and whether or not the PR work was really needed and whether or not the taxpayers got their money worth.
Absent any attempt to even explore those questions... who cares?
Uh, what is the name of the former communications director? It might be helpful.
How about a link to the offending piece, or at the very least, the date the piece was printed.
Shouldn't McBride be up front and state she previously worked for Journal Communications before writing a shoddy rip piece?
Why is she still teaching journalism classes? Stop the presses.