But a much bigger story has surfaced, which has received no mainstream media coverage. The blog Patterico's Pontifications has broken a story about potential abuse of power by O'Donnell's rival, Democrat Chris Coons:
Tonight I spoke with Alan Muller, who runs a site at Green Delaware — and thinks Chris Coons should be defeated. Mr. Muller wrote a blog post about how he had been harassed by Chris Coons for his local political efforts... So what did Chris Coons do to Alan Muller? Well, Muller says that he was an activist who often spoke out at city council meetings — until his ownership of a historic property gave local authorities the chance to use the power of the government to harass him.
Only conservative blogs have linked to the Patterico post; there is no need for left-wing blogs to bother with it, so long as it doesn't make its way into the mainstream media..
The mainstream media is right to understand and investigate such a story before running with it, something they did not do for O'Donnell. The media did not wait to hear her explanation, instead treating the story as if she were a practicing Wiccan. A story about someone "dabbling" in something in high school does not have much ring to it.
One small example of what we are up against.
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