Senate Minority Leader Fuels the Flames

ThinkProgress got the email that Mitch McConnell’s staffer claimed he had not sent out.

Seen the latest blogswarm? Apparently, there’s more to the story on thekid (Graeme Frost) that did the Dems’ radio response on SCHIP. Bloggershave done a little digging and turned up that the Dad owns his ownbusiness (and the building it’s in), seems to have some commercialrental income and Graeme and a sister go to a private school that,according to its website, costs about $20k a year ‹for each kid‹despite the news profiles reporting a family income of only $45k forthe Frosts. Could the Dems really have done that bad of a job vettingthis family?

Gosh. You think maybe the mainstream press, which claims to pride itself on its accuracy, will admit that this smear was not solely blog-driven?

Don’t answer that.

  1. emptypockets says:

    Seeing as this email purportedly was sent to â€reporters†in the first place… I guess the organized media already knew about it.

    Presumably it was in some of their inboxes as they were reporting the exact opposite.

  2. P J Evans says:

    Could the Dems really have done that bad of a job vetting this family?

    Could the GOoPers really have done that bad of a job fact checking?
    [/sarcasm, because we know GOoPers only check their facts at the door]