KOMO TV (Seattle) news reporter Mark Miller notes in his bio:
“When someone agrees to an on-camera interview, they are opening themselves up and putting a great deal of trust in me. My job is to get the facts, but my first concern is to make sure they know I care, I’m listening, and I’m grateful for what they are giving me.”Unless of course, you're the Washington State Republican Party. In which case, don't bother giving Miller anything.
Miller left a voice mail message with WSRP Communications Director Peter Cowman stating that he desired to be taken off their e-mail distribution list. Here's an excerpt from the recording:
Because I remain, you know, neutral on that... I'm getting the e-mails and I would prefer to be off the e-mail list. I get so many e-mails, the campaign stuff, honestly it really doesn't help me much as a journalist. I've got to be so careful. We don't pay attention to it when it comes from the candidate...So if I need educated, I know I can call you on any issue.Really, who cares what the candidates or parties say? There's always MSNBC.
UPDATE: Publicola reports that Washington Democrats have received no similar request from KOMO.