Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Is Adam Andrzejewski the next Scott Brown?

Last week I wrote about Lech Walesa' appearance at a Tea Party event to endorse the candidacy of Adam Andrzejewski.  The Founding Bloggers observe that if you actually live in Chicago, and get your news from local TV, you probably didn't hear anything about it:

Last week, Nobel Laureate, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, traveled to Chicago to endorse a political candidate for governor of Illinois.

Who he endorsed doesn’t matter. The fact that he is here endorsing anyone at all should be considered newsworthy.

Unfortunately for Chicago residents, and the Polish community specifically, if you get your news from the city’s local television stations, you might not have even known that he was in town, let alone that he attended a Tea Party, and endorsed Adam Andrzejewski for governor.

Could this media blackout have anything to do with a political bias in the news room?

This orchestrated local blackout may have been neutralized (perhaps even annihilated) yesterday when Andrzejewski received generous air time on the Rush Limbaugh radio program and the Glenn Beck Show on Fox News, each suggesting he could be the "next Scott Brown."  There is some argument in the blogosphere about whether the two heavyweights actually endorsed Andrzejewski, but positive exposure on these highly rated programs the day before the Republican primary has to give him a boost.

You can read Andrzejewski's personal appeal at Big Government.

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