Hugh Hewitt and the Minneapolis Star Tribune? Or more precisely, Hugh Hewitt and Star Tribune political reporter Bob von Sternberg?
Yesterday von Sternberg prominently mentioned Hugh's new book in a story on new releases for the campaign season.
Today he once again references the silver haired voice of reason; this time in a piece on political blogs in South Dakota:
On the ground in South Dakota, the race between Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Republican challenger John Thune has been running below most news media radar, but it sure hasn't in the blogosphere.
Daschle opponents have set up at least three Web logs with the sole intention of smoking him out and helping defeat him.
Most recently, last week they climbed all over a story in Time magazine, which reported that Daschle hugged Michael Moore, director of 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' after a Washington, D.C., screening.
By the end of last week, Daschle had issued a statement saying he had never met Moore and had left the screening early so he could cast a vote in the Senate.
The incident prompted conservative radio talk show host and columnist Hugh Hewitt to comment: "The influence of blogging on politics is nowhere more obvious than in South Dakota. Tom Daschle has long sold himself as a moderate to South Dakota voters, and has done so with the assistance of a very friendly local press. But now the locals get the news via a stream of serious reporters trawling the national press and Internet sites for the real news on the hyper-partisan Daschle."
The Hugh Hewitt/Star Tribune relationship: it appears that there have at least been contacts, could there be collaboration as well?