Ever since the P-I folded its print edition into a wiry web-only operation that is extremely generous about linking to content from other sites (thanks, Casey!), including its once-hated competitor, The Seattle Times, some folks assume that rivalry is in the rearview. But while there's no arguing that it's a shadow of its former self, the presence of vets like Joel Connelly ensure that a jab will still get thrown here and there. In his election recap column today, Connelly, as is his custom, subtly reminds us whose forecasts were the most off-base. Dead-center in his bull's eye: the Times' Metro columnist, Danny Westneat--and for good measure, the Times' editorial board.
As long as Connelly's around, don't expect the Times-P-I rivalry to flatline entirely.
As for the ed. board, he writes: "Former KIRO-TV anchor Susan Hutchison ignored her Republican links and trotted out Democratic endorsers. The Seattle Times bestowed its establishment blessing upon her. The results: Dow Constantine apparently won by a comfortable margin, and will take over King County's highest office."
Incidentally, Connelly and I will be discussing just this subject matter live on SCAN-TV's "Sound Month In Review" tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Tune in if you please (Channel 77 on most cable networks).