OK, he’s joking. Well, it’s more kidding on the square since he, and many of constituents in Minnesota, are pissed at The Washington Post. Or at least a few have been aggressive in communicating their displeasure.
It started when the state got what the Columbia Journalism Review now decrees to be “a bitter lesson on the limits of data this week” when the Post’s “Wonkblog” ranked every county in the country based on “scenery and climate.”
As Post reporter Christopher Ingraham indicated in his original piece and in a subsequent droll rebuttal to North Star State chagrin, he took information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 1999 “natural amenities index,” which is a series of lists based on climate, topography, and water. Read more