Friday, July 07, 2006

Is Walberg 'delusional' or a 'fundamentalist'?

It appears every print media organization surrounding Lenawee County is writing about the hotly contested 7th District Republican primary except Lenawee County's daily newspaper.
In his Toledo Blade column today, columnist Jack Lessenberry continues to make his case for re-electing Joe Schwarz to a second two-year term in congress.
Lessenberry, a Michigan Public Radio political talk show host, has called Schwarz's opponent, Tim Walberg of Tipton, a "fundamentalist preacher."
Apparently Walberg doesn't listen to NPR or read The Adrian Insider.
"Joe is out of touch with the Seventh Congressional District," Walberg told Lessenberry. "We need someone who will represent our values in Congress."
Schwarz, a moderate Republican, has a designation for Walberg and his supporters who brand him "extremely" and "shockingly" "liberal."
"Well, I think they are delusional," Schwarz told Lessenberry with a hearty laugh.
Schwarz was interviewed by Lessenberry on his radio show Wednesday. Then Lessenberry read an essay about how Schwarz is his type of politician - independent with experience in other fields that aren't just politics.
Lessenbery says if Walberg beats Schwarz in the Aug. 8 primary, it won't be just a victory for conservative Republicans.
"That would please a lot of people. And most of them would be Democrats," Lessenberry writes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of headline is that? I always thought you gave fair coverage of race for MI CD-7, however a headline like this is the worst kind of journalism.

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Shawn said...

The coverage remains fair. And at least it's interesting and informative, unlike most other media and newspapers.
Walberg's a bonehead for giving Jack Lessenberry (a known liberal) the time of day after Lessenberry used his NPR pulpit to preach this choir.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The headline is brilliant. It grabs your attention and piques interest in an interesting debate. I think he is both, but if the media does not expose the lengths he and his supporters will go to tarnish Joe Schwarz's record, at least this blog is on the case.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Republican Michigander said...

Well, I wouldn't be proud of a Jack "Death to the NRA" Lessenberry endorsement.

I always laughed at how he disguised his rhetoric when he wrote for the Argus, and then showed his true colors in the Metro Times.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like a well written article to me. To my knowledge, Lessenberry is a pretty well respected guy.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always laugh when people are so bitter and cannot understand how Joe Schwarz can have both Jack Lessenberry and the NRA backing him. Fact is, people from varied backgrounds, sometimes on polar opposite sides of issues, come together to say one thing: Joe Schwarz is a great representative.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting an NPR announcer's endorsement is a sure fire way to build up his conservative base-lol-- I think it hurts Schwarz in the 7th more then it helps. I'm a conservative Republican who listens to NPR, but a conservative would never vote to steal some people money and give it to NPR so that people making $100,000/year can listen to their precious radio, just as Dr. Earmarking $chwarz did...

2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I am a Republican and I love lisening to NPR. I wish I made $100,000 a year, but that just aint happenin. I cant afford to donate, and I know many people in the same position.

A free, informative news system, even if they dont always agree with the conservative movement, is an essential tool of democracy.

5:58 PM  

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