Politico Magazine Writes 4,000-Word Profile of Dem Senator, Not One Word on Outsourcing Controversy Politico Magazine Writes 4,000-Word Profile of Dem Senator, Not One Word on Outsourcing Controversy – NTK Network

Politico Magazine Writes 4,000-Word Profile of Dem Senator, Not One Word on Outsourcing Controversy

A company Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) had an interest in outsourced Indiana jobs to Mexico. A new profile of Donnelly fails to mention the controversy once.

By NTK Staff | 12.05.2017 @10:00am
Politico Magazine Writes 4,000-Word Profile of Dem Senator, Not One Word on Outsourcing Controversy

Politico Magazine is out with a new profile of one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The 4,000-word profile covers much of Donnelly’s life and career, but fails to mention the outsourcing controversy that may make or break Donnelly’s re-election efforts.

Adam Wren traveled the state of Indiana with Donnelly, writing of his “moderate mien” and his “blue collar work ethic.” Twice, Wren even mentions “outsourcing” – once when quoting Donnelly, and once when noting Donnelly fought for an outsourcing provision in the Senate GOP tax bill.

Never mentioned? Donnelly’s own controversies with outsourcing.

Because Wren failed to mention it, we point readers to an NTK Network piece from July 2017:

The Associated Press reported on Thursday – with the headline “Senator profits from outsourcing he slams” – that Donnelly, who has echoed Donald Trump in railing against companies that outsource jobs to Mexico, profits from a company that outsources jobs to Mexico.

…The AP report, though, makes it clear Donnelly pads his pockets with dividends from a company that prefers cheap labor from Mexico to labor from Indiana.

Donnelly sold his stock in the company, Stewart Superior, after the fallout above. But, as The Washington Free Beacon pointed out, Donnelly has not mentioned what he’ll do “with the up to $80,000 he earned in dividend payments from 2014 to 2016.”

No matter what Donnelly does, though, it seems a failure that Politico Magazine could not mention the salient controversy once in a lengthy profile of the vulnerable incumbent senator.

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