Earlier today, I praised Ryan Lyk’s work at Minnesota Democrats Exposed, only to see this tweet from loyal Lyk’r, Erik Leist, pop up on Twitter:
Erik is referring to what I wrote in this post. I’ve since told Erik that I would post a follow up to that post. I mean, why not? Reflecting on previous posts is fun stuff. But, I simply have not found time to get around to doing that yet.
Keep in mind that this was came out of an exchange where Hellier misrepresented the state of crime in Minneapolis through a lie of omission. He chose to rely on 2008 crime data for Minneapolis rather than the 10 months of 2009 crime data that wouldn’t support the misleading argument he was attempting to make. I called him on it, then pestered Luke about it daily on Twitter for 100 days, before telling him to be a better person.
In my mind, I’m simply holding Ryan Lyk responsible for the mess he inherited when he signed on at Minnesota Democrats Exposed. I’m perfectly willing to revisit a previous post I’ve written. But it seems like it would be unfair to not let Luke Hellier correct a statement he made a year and a day ago first.
So, Erik and Ryan, talk to Luke. Show that you really do care about getting at the truth. I’ll be standing by.