Sally Jo Sorensen, one of the best journalists (and definitely the best blogger) working in the State of Minnesota, watches pro rasslin’ on TV Sunday mornings. That habit led her to a good story, which in turn led her to being name-checked on The Colbert Report last Wednesday night.
What happened was that Sally Jo was watching a pro wrestling show on the local CW channel when she was confronted with the spectacle of Tom Emmer, recent Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate (you may remember him as the guy who thought waitstaff didn’t need a minimum wage because they all made $100,000 a year in tips and stuff) and currently running to replace Michele Bachmann as the United States Representative for Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, shilling for a local remodeling firm whilst standing in front of a campaign sign. (See video clip above.)
Once Sally Jo got hold of the ad, the Twin Cities media picked up on it big-time. The ethical ones (like the StarTribune’s Jennifer Brooks) even made sure to credit Sally Jo. In fact, Brooks went so far as to get Sally Jo in touch with a staffer at The Colbert Report, and not long afterwards America’s greatest patriot, Stephen Colbert, featured the ad on his show, and gave full props, after his fashion, to Ms. Sorensen:
And folks, I have got to tell you, this so-called controversy is clearly just another conspiracy by big liberal media, this time in the form of small-town Minnesota blogger Sally Jo Sorensen who spotted the ad during a local backyard wrestling show called “Sunday Shockwave.”
Take a bow, Sally Jo! You deserve it.