By Doug Porter
The headline on today’s column is the language used by the UT-San Diego editorial board today in summing up what they called “the final chapter” of the Bob Filner saga. Today’s column will look at some of the coverage around the nation of former Mayor Bob Filner’s sentencing yesterday. And I’ll chime in with a few thoughts.
Between reading the coverage and today’s UT-San Diego editorial I’ve concluded San Diegans are expected to draw the following conclusions:
- San Diego just experienced a disaster. (Has the Red Cross been notified?)
- Bob Filner’s political supporters should to be exiled. (Will Siberia do?)
- The news media failed to print enough rumors. (Except about Carl DeMaio)
- The voters were stupid not to listen to Lynchester Logic™.
Just in case we, the public, haven’t “learned our lesson” from this squalid affair, our Daily Fishwrap featured Logan Jenkins warning us that the former mayor might indeed seek a role in local civic affairs in the future. Look for additional Filner Fearmongering in your mailbox in coming weeks as the Lincoln Club types desperation deepens in their quest to disparage Democrat David Alvarez’s mayoral campaign. [Read more…]