Jeff Cohen, founder of the Park Center for Independent Media and endowed chair/associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College, was one of the main guests at the Alaska Press Club's annual conference, now wrapping up in Anchorage.
At the conclusion of his Saturday afternoon lecture, I asked him if the fact that the biggest contributor to the Ethan Berkowitz campaign so far is the neo-con, pro- Iran War political action committee, run by Illinois U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel, known as Our Common Values, is "newsworthy."
Cohen's reply, delivered emphatically, was, "This isn't only newsworthy. This is huge! If the local media doesn't cover this, and cover it closely, it will be a sad day for Alaska."
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