Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Job Description

My friendly troll commenter helped gather some information in his attempt to discredit my well documented and rock solid post on Mike's motivations as a blogger. He tends to think that blogger credibility is determined by MSM links, but he apprerently is not familiar with what a press consultant does, and what his roles is. It goes a lot further than just reprinting press releases. And we have seen from Mike's writing style he struggles with putting words together for more than a few sentences, because he must be very careful with his use of pronouns and prepositions to give himself just enough wiggle room. The more important role of a press consultant is pushing stories, calling contacts, and seeing how fast you can get the snowball to roll down the hill.

No one has ever doubted Mike's ability to do his job and do it well. But since Fall of 2006 there is no hint on his current disclosure form as to what he has been doing as one who readily admits "I have spent most of my entire professional career working in Minnesota politics and public relations." Not a word as to how he is paying the bills as an admitted paid professional political consultant.

I do not begrudge anyone for their career, and I could care less, frankly, if Mike was Coleman's Campaign Chairman, but why hide it. Tom Swift, in his designated role as ScaifeNet attack dog hasn't once addressed the issue at hand, and instead has proven my point. That Mike continues to works his craft as a press consultant by successfully building story lines and pushing them through the media. That isn't credibility as much as it is his chosen career path. I am just respectfully requesting that Mike honor the standard he set for himself
"I am continually aware of my responsibility to disclose any conflict that could tarnish the effectiveness of my blog."
If it only takes a few pennies trickled down after being passed through a couple different organizations to be under the control of a Left leaning partisan, what is it when that money is handed directly to someone in the form of a payroll check. Or is it, as Spotty suggests, just a tin cup that is used to keep food on the table.



Tom, the designated ScaifeNet attack dog admits:

"Mike Brodkorb, on the other hand, gets paid lots more than 'pennies' to do communications work for the GOP and political candidates."


"Mike is in the business . . . "

Yet Tom only links to an outdated, and significantly scrubbed re-edited disclosure page. So the questions remains, now that Tom has outed MDE's current funding sources, when is Mike going to honor his word and disclose who they are. I mean, he said he would: "I am continually aware of my responsibility to disclose any conflict"

Thanks again, Tom, your service is appreciated!

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