Smith Wal-Mart Issue: Spinners and The Muckraker
Rushing to the next news cycle, Smith gets involved in the opening of a new day labor center at Home Depot in Van Nuys (similar to one in Burbank which this weekend drew a couple hundred protestors and counter-protestors). He's also quickly fired off another one his e-newlsetters (which we have graciously posted in toto on Mayor Sam 2) about what he is doing to make the life of business people in LA, easier.
The job of the handlers of any politician who gets embroiled in a brouhaha is to quickly divert the focus to other areas. In this case, Smith's staff is doing their job. On the other hand, the job of an arrogant, self-important, muckraking blogger is to try to refocus attention on the original, more important issue.