Ohio Papers on Kennedy Rolling Stone Piece: Been There, Done That
Sounds like they aren't too impressed
with RFK, Jr.But for many in Ohio who covered the presidential race, which was not decided until the following morning after John Kerry gave up any attempt at challenging the Ohio results, the Rolling Stone allegations are unfounded.
"We looked at the Rolling Stone piece and we didn't see anything new in there," says Eva Parziale, Associated Press Ohio bureau chief, who held that post in 2004 when the election occurred. "They were things we already reported on and issues we did not see to have substance."
Carl Weiser, government and public affairs editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer, agreed. "I read it and nothing in there was really new," he said. "The folks who know Ohio elections best checked into it and found there was no conspiracy."
Of course, that hasn't stopped idiots outside Ohio, like Bob Herbert and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, from loudly hailing it.