I had to laugh as I was reading the Argus this AM, as it sure appears that not just one, but two stories today were inspired by what I’d written yesterday.
First, was what I’d excerpted from Bob Mercer on the Jackley/Mickelson fued, and what I’d noted on Mickelson probably commenting further on the issue that afternoon, as well as at the 4/1 Lincoln Day Dinner here in Brookings. .
And what did we end up with in the Argus?
Yep. And it wasn’t just that story. Later in the day, I’d sent a note to Al Novstrup, because I know what a big open government guy he is, and asked him about the teacher record story the Argus was running..
I think it took them all of ten minutes to get in touch of him after I’d posted my story…
Of course, no mention that his comments first appeared on my website, which is par for the course at the Argus.
If they’re going to be basing so much content off of what appears here, I’d suggest that Gannett put me on the payroll. But then again, I know what reporters make, and I’d be guessing that it would be a pay cut.
Regardless – that’s the advantage of reading the SDWC. You know you’re getting the good stuff here!