Gee, I guess they forgot to report on all those "Republicans will throw granny off the cliff" mail pieces they did. Its extra sorry in the fact that at the state level we have about nothing to do with medicare but if the paper actually ran one straight "fact check" during the campaign it might have sunk their chosen candidates campaign.
Ah, you all know the Democrat adage by now, tell a lie enough times, and with the medias help, people will begin to begin to believe it. Also of note, it is now, after the race, finally being reported that a former Knoxville News Sentinel reporter was working on the democrat campaign during the race. I guess its no wonder Gary couldn't get a bit of earned media while his opponent got several write ups.
It's a "team" game.