We in the media have and will always be an easy target for someone’s shortfalls, mishaps or mistakes. We take it, laugh for a while then move on with our day, finding yet another innocent victim to harm. But we take offense at gubernatorial candidate Joan Heffington’s accusations that we are misleading the voters and causing Kansans to favor fellow Republican candidate Sam Brownback. We have never twisted or made fun of Joan’s campaign literature. In fact, we’ve frequently chosen to use Joan’s own words to represent her campaign because, really, no one says it better than she does.
In her attack on the media Tuesday, Joan chastises the media for making fun of her “conspiracy theories”.
“(The media) seems to care little about the truth, and we feel sorry for them. Even so, Ms. Heffington will continue to follow God, not money. The news media has great power in their ability to influence people. We’re glad it won’t be on our conscience if Kansans are fooled into voting for a man who would allow or even cause the deaths of innocent people. And if you or a loved one should become the innocent victim of chemical/biological warfare and can’t get a lawyer to represent you? We’re reminded of something her mother used to say: “Don’t come crying to me.”
We would like to apologize to the Heffington campaign. We meant no ill-will. We only wanted to inform the people.