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So Hillary coughed ...

Hillary and Tim Kaine came to NE Ohio yesterday for a rally in Cleveland. I wasn't able to go, but I was excited about their visit and saw the event as a chance to give Hillary some of the good coverage she deserves, but our local press outlets don't seem eager to provide.

Instead our local press coverage was awful. On the six o'clock local news: "All anyone can talk about is her cough." (Yes, the news anchor actually said that.) Really? She holds a rally, and (as I learned later) spoke for 20 minutes, but all I hear from the folks who claim they will keep me informed is that she coughed. I also found out (thank you, Twitter) that the rally was also attended by Senator Sherrod Brown, Senate candidate Ted Strickland, Representative Marcia Fudge, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, among others. Why would anyone cover THAT in the news, I mean, really?

The vulgar talking yam also came to Ohio yesterday and spoke with a private audience elsewhere in Cleveland before talking with the folks in Canfield. Guess who got the bulk of the coverage in my local paper today--you guessed it. The vulgar talking yam (who apparently is "moderating" his immigration stance--which will be a big disappointment to the folks interviewed from Canfield, but I digress). But the paper DID mention that Hillary coughed at her rally.

I am so frustrated. I don't know what it will take to get the media to report on Hillary in any way useful to informing voters on what matters. Hillary's campaign has been up and running hard since the middle of summer, so the ground game is there. One thing we do know now is that she won't get any help from local media in this swing state.
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