Simonich loves to attack Republicans– some of his favorites include Congressman Steve Pearce, Governor Susana Martinez, Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez and Secretary of State Dianna Duran. Of course he’ll go after Republican Senators and state Representatives as well…they’re just not as high on his “to do” attack list.
For example Simonich will write slanted “news stories” in a newspaper the very same day, or week, he is attacking Sec. of State Dianna Duran in his political blog. That is a “reporter”? Seriously? While pretending to be a reporter during his day job, Simonich takes to his blog at night, and he loves to call Duran names. Some of his gems include calling Duran “bumbling,” “half-baked,” “reckless,” “hyperbolic,” “shoot-from-the-hip” and “conspiracy theorist.”
Does that sound like a professional reporter? Or a half-baked, partisan-hack blogger?
Here’s what Milan wrote about Dianna Duran (does it sound like a “reporter”?):
It was then that Duran shot from the hip, offering the first in her series of claims about criminality in elections…
Most recently, Simonich worked directly with the extremely partisan Doña Ana County Clerk, and legend in his own mind, Lynn Ellins, to concoct a story attacking the Sec. of State Duran. Ellins had sent out a message (working on behalf of his buddy and Sec. of State candidate, Maggie T. Oliver) to all the county clerks around the state trying to gin up a “complaint” about the Secretary of State’s office. He only got the hapless Moises Morales of error-plagued Rio Arriba County to participate. Then Morales later took it all back.
No other real newspaper wrote anything about this, as the Santa Fe New Mexican is being dragged down by Simonich to being in the gutter with the print blog called the Santa Fe Reporter.
Does that sound like a professional reporter?
This week on Twitter one leftist dragged out a screenshot of an old tweet from Rod Adair who works for the Secretary of State’s office. There is no mention of Milan Simonich, but apparently the PoliticsNM Twitter account (an account that is constantly ridiculing Republicans and attacking conservatives) thinks the comment about “Slobodan Milosevic” must refer to Simonich. Pretty interesting conclusion.
Even fellow reporters have taken Simonich to task for picking on people he opposes, and for specifically trying to imply that John Sanchez had made a false statement, when even fellow reporters can see he did not.Certainly as a partisan political blogger Simonich is praised in some circles (by far-Left Democrats). His reputation as a “reporter”, however, is that he is a joke.