This morning, The San Diego Union-Tribune published a Michael Smolens column, “John Cox’s peculiar relationship with Bob Filner,” which describes Gubernatorial candidate Cox as “…one of the rare people in public life who acknowledges being in contact with disgraced ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.” The piece goes on to note how unusual a Cox-Filner relationship is, given Cox’s $10,000 contribution a few years ago to the recall Filner effort. Smolens ends with a question of whether the Filner connection could be a liability to Cox as he runs for Governor.
Smolens apparently got the information from Cox himself, in a recent SDUT Editorial Board interview with the candidate, which was posted online yesterday.
There’s just one problem. A read of that interview transcript shows Cox referring to Bob Fellner, of Transparent California fame, not of headlock infamy.
We’d link to the Smolens column, but the SDUT did the immediate right thing and took it down, while posting a correction.
Of course it still appears in print editions of the paper all over the county today. Millennials may no longer read print, but many voters still do (that’s meant to be a bit tongue in cheek).
In the words of Emily Litella, “Oh, that’s very different — never mind.”