In this morning's front-page centerpiece story
, we learn from The Tennessean
that Nashville's "Bun Lady is excited" about President Bush's visit to Nashville. Lovely. Yet our paper of record is still not covering the upcoming mayor's race. The only mention of the race that I could find in today's paper was a single, lame reprint of a reporter's blog post
on page 5B. The blog reports that Clement was the only mayoral candidate who didn't plan to attend Wednesday's GLBT forum. The headline is "Clement to skip forum." But wait. Clement wasn't "planning to skip" the fourm. He skipped it. Didn't Skippy the reporter even go? Why didn't they run a story about the forum? This is deeper local coverage? So much for our Gannettized democracy.