Yesterday, I wrote a story for TheIowaRepublican.com that exposed a few of the projects that may be included in Governor Culver’s I-Jobs bonding scheme like the Tower of Invincibility for Maharishi Vedic City, two bronze John Bloom sculptures in DeWitt, and furniture/fixtures/furnishings for the bar at Golf Course in Le Mars.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I pulled up TheBeanWalker.com, followed a link to the Register’s website, and saw that their top story is a repackaged version of what I wrote yesterday. Now just to be clear, I’m not upset that Jason Clayworth took my story and ran with it. I’m thrilled! In fact, this scenario is exactly why I created TheIowaRepublican.com.
New Media sources will continue to see their influence grow as newspapers like The Des Moines Register struggle to make a profit. Just yesterday, the Gannett Company, parent company of the Register, announced that those with large salaries will see pay cuts, all other employees will see their wages frozen for the next year, and all employees will be forced to take another week-long furlough.
Most people don’t believe that one person can make an impact anymore. I disagree. This year, I decided that this would be the venue in which I would try to influence the political process. In less than 20 days I’ve already seen TheIowaRepublican.com make an impact.
My story about the Tower of Invincibility.
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