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Reader Opinion: Irresponsible reporting

The day before our new group of legislators get sworn in, we find our local newspaper off to another year of irresponsible reporting, led by none other than, you guessed it, Mike O'Rourke. Come on. With a new editor recently appointed at the Brai...

The day before our new group of legislators get sworn in, we find our local newspaper off to another year of irresponsible reporting, led by none other than, you guessed it, Mike O'Rourke. Come on. With a new editor recently appointed at the Brainerd Dispatch, you would think that such reporting would perhaps take a turn for the better. Apparently not. In case you're wondering what I am talking about, in O'Rourke's political article in Monday's paper, he lists our senator, Carrie Ruud, as the "assistant majority leader." Since Sen. Ruud is a Republican, and the Democrats control the Senate, it is virtually impossible for her to be an assistant majority leader. Maybe an "assistant minority leader," but not majority.

I also find it interesting that O'Rourke interviewed all of the local area Republicans for his article but he couldn't get the two local Democrats to respond to his request for interview. Is this just the beginning of another year of smelly political reporting? Come on Matt Erickson (editor). You can do better than that and we deserve better than that. Maybe now that the Republicans have commented, the Democrats can respond after they read the article. This must be the democrats way of reaching across the aisle. Great scam Mike O'Rourke.

Charlie Makidon

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