Having spoken today with three people who are very close to Ken Cuccinelli, I can say with 100% certainty that former candidate for Governor, Ken Cuccinelli, supports a convention in 2016.[read_more]
Cuccinelli is supporting the conservatives at Saturday’s State Central Committee meeting in their quest for a convention next year. Ken is surprised that anyone would start a rumor that he would ever support a primary.
Yesterday Bearingdrift.com perpetuated this absurd rumor, telling readers that Ken Cuccinelli is supporting a primary in 2016. I expected so much more from such a well established, well respected, conservative blog. When blogs perpetuate erroneous rumors like this it hurts all of us. It harms readers because they are lead to believe a falsehood. It hurts blogs because it diminishes all of us in the eyes of our readers. It’s saddens me when a former excellent blog is reduced to spreading false rumors.
A few days ago, in the wake of the tragedy in Charleston, Bearing Drift titled a post, “Convention then, Convention Now, Convention Forever”, a take off on the famous Inaugural speech by Alabama Governor George Wallace in 1963 when he said “Segregation then, Segregation Now, Segregation Forever”. How very insensitive of BearingDrift! Nothing should be compared to Governor Wallace’s rallying cry for segregationists, especially this week when everyone is upset about the shooting in South Carolina! After a day or two the blog realized that perhaps their chosen title was a mistake and they have changed it. Again, it’s very sad when a blog of the caliber that BearingDrift once was stoops to using racist rallying cries to draw attention to their posts. They haven’t fallen so low that they need to do that! They need to recognize these things won’t help them to regain the respect they once had in the Virginia blogosphere. Perpetuating rumors and using racism to attract attention won’t return them to their former glory. And that’s a sad and deep loss for all of us.
I am so distraught by what has happened to BearingDrift, I have taken to my fainting couch and may need my smelling salts if I am to recover.