Aubrey Smith of the Red & Black has written a column claiming he was not biased in his reporting of the Kidd-Cowsert race and spends the first several paragraphs discussing how Cowsert will never ever represent the interests of Athens, even though that’s where he lives.
His choice to celebrate on election night in Oconee and Walton counties rather than in his hometown of Athens leaves little doubt where Cowsert’s allegiance lies
No one in their right mind thinks Republican-juggernaut Hudgens will seriously consider the interests of his Athens constituents when casting his votes in Atlanta. The Comer politician sponsored the bill dividing Athens in two.
Finally, asserting The Red & Black’s coverage of the race was a slap in the face to those working on the campaign shows a complete disrespect of the media on the part of Farnsworth and Waters.
Aubrey goes on to write about how Cowsert spent the night, well, in Aubrey’s words:
His choice to celebrate on election night in Oconee and Walton counties rather than in his hometown of Athens leaves little doubt where Cowsert’s allegiance lies.
Aubrey goes on to reiterate:
Cowsert, on the other hand, did not return to Athens as he had told us he would and was consequently referenced fewer times in the article.
Personally, I am not criticizing Cowsert for partying in Oconee and Walton Tuesday night.
The problem is that if you ask anyone close to the Cowsert campaign, they’ll point out that Cowsert spent the majority of his night in Athens — his hometown. But don’t accuse the Red & Black of picking sides, even though Cowsert will not represent Athens because he’s complicit in an evil redistricting scheme and will ignore his hometown to suck up to others while Jane Kidd would have been faithfully loyal to Athens.
No bias there. But this is another reason why a reporter should never write a whining piece about how the reporter showed no bias. It just opens the reporter to further charges that the reporter was biased.