Sunday, October 02, 2022

Seattle heavies unfair with Tiffany Smiley

 Three of Seattle’s heavy weights took unfair shots at Tiffany Smiley’s Washington  US Senate campaign this week. A sport team, a coffee company and a newspaper all made unsubstantiated claims against her campaign. An ad showed her husband wearing a shirt with colors that same as a sports team. It didn’t show a logo or their name. But the team is so impressed by Patty Murray that they claimed violation of copy right or something, For what? For nothing.

Smiley showed a coffee shop that closed due to crime. (We all know that is true.) No logo. No identifying marks. But Starbucks claimed a violation. For what? A photo of a building on a public street? For nothing.

And her ad quoted a newspaper and properly identified it and showed their logo. Seattle Times allows other candidates to do the same. Wouldn’t it be worse if she didn’t identify the source? But they are so in love with Senator Patty that they sent a “cease and desist” letter. If their charge is fair then it must apply to all candidates, not just all but the establishment favorite. [I hear Monday morning that a Washington representative puts Seahawks logos on her campaign web page. Will they complain about her?]

Play fair? Not Seattle’s heavies. Are they really impressed by Murray? The only superlative I have seen for her was winning the “Not a rocket scientist” award from Senate staff, also known as the 100th smartest senator. 

To add to the fun. This triple stunt brought national attention to how weak Murray is in her attempt to stay in the Senate until she becomes like Sen. Diane Feinstein now is.

Kimberly Strassel covered this in the Wall Street Journal, but it is for subscribers only. A shorter version at RedState.

Tiffany Smiley for US Senate

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