Brian “Lefty” McNeill’s “thing” for Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello continues to threaten the communication credibility of his journalistic habitat, aka the Daily Progress.
In the 8/22/10 edition of the Daily Perriello, McNeill pens a feature story on Virginia’s three 5th District Congressional candidates and their respective positions on the 14th Amendment. Amazingly, the slanted spread includes extensive quotes from every candidate—except Tom Perriello.
In fact, “Timid Tom” is cited only indirectly while the exact words of independent Jeff Clark and (especially) Republican Robert Hurt are referenced repeatedly by Lefty McNeill.
McNeill mostly hides the Congressman behind the skirt of his spokesman, Jessica Barba, who primarily attacks Hurt and provides no position of substance for incumbent Perriello.
Lefty further bolsters his boy, Tom, by portraying Perriello as being tough on illegal immigration because of a recent vote he took:
Perriello, for his part, voted last week in favor of a major border security bill that will generate $600 million to boost the number of border patrol officers and unmanned aerial vehicles patrolling the border in an effort to curtail illegal immigration.
But where are Tom’s actual words? As a former “national security consultant,” surely, he must have something to say on the subject of America’s illegal alien invasion—a dire threat to U.S. national security.
And, what is “Timid Tom’s” actual record on illegal immigration-related issues. He has been in office since January of 2009 and should have staked a position (or two) somewhere along the way.
More astounding, though, than “Timid Tom’s” silence on the subject, is the lack of editorial oversight at the Daily Perriello.
How can the incumbent repetitively receive such favorable treatment while the challengers are heavily scrutinized?
Where is managing editor, McGregor McCance, when the reading public needs him to insure non-biased reporting in the midst of a critical election?
It’s time to clean house, Daily Perriello. Lefty may love Tom, but your “news” columns are the last place he should be expressing his affections.