Jon Ralston likes to bill himself as something special when it comes to political reporting in Nevada. He’s something, all right.
And there’s never been a better example than this story in which the headlines on his columns were changed post-publication to support Sen. Harry Reid.
The story has made the rounds in media circles, and now is getting picked up in Washington, D.C.
The Daily Caller website covered the issue and asked Ralston about the changes. Ralston e-mailed back that he didn’t "know why the headline was changed."
Of course, if he were forthcoming, he would have said that he didn’t know why at least two of his headlines were changed. No one really knows how many others have been revised on-line to fit the pro-Reid editorial stand of the newspaper.
And, if he applied the same standards of inquisitiveness to this headline revision scandal as he does in questioning politicians he doesn’t like, he might have at least asked, "Hey boss, what gives?"
Ask no questions, tell no lies, I suppose. Of course, that assumes he wasn’t part of the headline change. And I don’t make that leap.