Whenever a politician gets caught doing something wrong, they like to blame the newspaper for reporting it.

We are biased, they say.

Queensbury Town Board member Doug Irish resigned this morning after moving out of state and not attending any board meetings for months. He blamed the column I wrote on Sunday as proof that the newspaper was biased against Rachel Seeber and her candidacy for town supervisor, even though Seeber was not mentioned in the column.

The only link to Seeber was that Irish is part of her campaign team, a supporter and a friend.

The column did go into detail about the dirty politics Irish, the town attorney and the county’s Republican chairman were plotting to avenge a vote they didn’t like by a fellow Republican Town Board member.

The problems that Irish and the rest of his cohorts have had recently have nothing to do with newspaper bias. It is entirely of their own making.



Ken Tingley is Editor of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y. and writes a regular blog called "The Front Page."

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