by Dan Gibson
#azright Pls do not read the STAR & REPUBLIC. Pls read the AZ Daily Independent & SOAZNEWSX. Both are conservative & online. Pls subscribe!!— Al Melvin (@SenatorMelvin) June 17, 2012
Senator Al Melvin was giving out media advice yesterday, but we couldn't help but notice that the Tucson Weekly fell neither into the "do not read" category (the Star; the Republic) or the "do read" (the Southern Arizona News Examiner, where Emil Franzi and our own Tom Danehy have the freedom to discuss the FX show Justified; the place where attributions and bylines are just a dream, the Arizona Daily Independent).
We really need to know what Al Melvin thinks of us, so we sent him a tweet to get some clarification:
@SenatorMelvin Your approval is very important to us, Cap'n. What can we do to earn your endorsement?— tucsonweekly (@tucsonweekly) June 18, 2012
But, as of the writing of this post, no answer from the Senator.
Can you help us, Twitter-using readers of The Range? Sen. Melvin generally doesn't seem to reply when he's tagged on Twitter, but maybe if a few people ask on our behalf?