Loeschman: A break from the attack ads

The midterm election is over and for now, so are the multitudes of attack ads that candidates lobbed at each other.

Matt Loeschman

This was one of the most important midterm elections in our nation’s history and voters turned out in huge numbers to make their voices heard.

I am admittedly a huge lover of television and over the past month, it seemed like I couldn’t watch any show without being bombarded with 30-second commercials about how someone was lying, or how they are a “fake” this or that.

If you are watching a recorded program, you fortunately can fast forward through this stuff. If you are watching live, I guess you could mute the sound or simply leave the room.

My election night was interesting. Of course, we held the DNS front page to get the latest election results into the Wednesday newspaper. I am very pleased with how things turned out.

We have a great team of journalists here and all of them — Matt Roy, Chris Caraveo, Phil Haldiman and Mark Carlisle — contributed to the DNS election coverage this time around.

I had planned accordingly so it was not a shock when Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott announced her resignation. What was a bit shocking is that the Associated Press, as of about 11 p.m. Tuesday night, had not moved any information about the neck-and-neck battle between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema for the U.S. Senate. The first information was sent around 2 a.m., three hours after our deadline.

Sometimes if you want to do things right, you have to do it yourself — so I went ahead and wrote the informational brief on that race that appeared in the Wednesday paper.

And guess what? We made our deadline.

Matt Loeschman is the news editor of the Daily News-Sun.



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