The Honorable Pat Mullins
Republican Party of Virginia
115 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Dear Chairman Mullins,
On August 20th, 2012 the Washington Post launched a scurrilous, yet sadly typical, attack on Republican U.S. Senate nominee George Allen.
While Allen had made a statement repudiating Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's remarks, the Washington Post's Laura Vozzella chose to take the opportunity to attack Allen by linking him to a vote for a judicial appointment -- a connection so bizarre, it could only have come from a DSCC opposition research book, not to mention far beyond the scope of her article.
Vozzella has a long history of bashing conservatives, so naturally the Washington Post is a perfect home for her.
What strikes the bloggers and readers of the Jeffersoniad as bizarre is this: why would the Republican Party of Virginia grant this vitriolic and anti-conservative "reporter" with credentials at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida?
Bloggers have long been up front and critical about the difference between real journalism that presents perspectives and the sort of op-ed reporting the Washington Post has long engaged in against Virginia conservatives -- particularly George Allen.
Therefore, the members of the Jeffersoniad Blog Alliance demand the Republican Party of Virginia immediately revoke Laura Vozzella's credentials for the 2012 RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida as an example and a warning that while journalism will be respected, copy-and-paste hatchet jobs courtesy of the Kaine/DSCC machine can no longer be treated as journalism and is unworthy of such respect.
The Right-Wing Liberal
Trent A. Barton
The Bulletproof Monk
The Write Side Of My Brain
Crystal Clear Conservative
Bearing Drift - "WaPo's Laura Vozella Sure Knows How to Slant the News"