As much as I thought of the Dennison piece about Burns’ campaign fundraising, I’d be remiss if I failed to mention that it included another worthless quotation by Jason Klindt.
“This may be the race that decides (party) control of the U.S. Senate,” he said. “Democrats intend to truck in a lot of money from East Coast liberals and Hollywood elites.”
That probably sounds familiar, because Burns spokeswoman Sarah Pompei had this to say on April 20th:
‘‘We’re going to continue to raise money to combat the money coming into Montana from East Coast liberals and Hollywood elites."
And back in March, Jason K offered this keen insight:
“Montana Democrats, funded entirely by East Coast Democrats and the Barbara Streisands of the world, are trying to smear a good man,’’ said Jason Klindt…
And back in February…
“They have broken the law by not reporting who is paying for the barrage of negative attacks they have subjected Montanans to,” Klindt said. “Did they rob a bank, did they find it under a tree or are East Coast liberals trying to buy a Senate seat? It is time for the Democrats to tell the truth.”
I know that reporters have to, and should, talk to representatives of campaigns when stories are written about them. What they don’t have to do is print irrelevant, unsubstantiated, nonsensical, repeated lies. The Jason Klindts of the world aren’t going to stop repeating their talking points until the media stops printing their responses.