Paul Demko leaves Minnesota Independent

Paul Demko, a staff reporter for the lefty news site Minnesota Independent, has quit. According to editor Paul Schmelzer, the site is looking for a contract reporter to cover state, local and county politics, so get those applications in, job-seekers.

Demko, a former City Pages staffer, was hired in April 2008 by ex-CP editor Steve Perry, then MnIndy’s top guy. Perry resigned last year, and is now managing editor at Politics in Minnesota.

Demko, who has expertise covering St. Paul, among other topics, says he’d been thinking about leaving for awhile, but exits MnIndy “with no bad feelings.” He says he has no plans but “possibilites include everything under the sun.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Bill Krause on 11/20/2009 - 09:21 am.

    Are they now down to three white guys?

    Look for them to ramp back up for the 2010 mid term elections as the Soro’s bucks start flowing again.

  2. Submitted by Eric Ferguson on 11/20/2009 - 11:18 am.

    Yeah Bill, MNIndy is bad because there aren’t enough white people. Aren’t you going to suggest ACORN hypnotized Demko into quitting.

  3. Submitted by Colin Lee on 11/20/2009 - 02:17 pm.

    Bill Krause says,”Look for them to ramp back up for the 2010 mid term elections as the Soro’s bucks start flowing again.”

    Now, how exactly does this differ from Rupert Murdoch backing Hillary and the Republicans using FOX and the WSJ? Or the Scaife family blasting the Left through their many front groups? Or any other wingnut millionaire creating a giant Astroturf army?

    What’s so upsetting about George Soros’ vast “liberal” conspiracy that isn’t equally true about the many millionaires behind the vast right wing conspiracy? I don’t think anyone understands except tinfoil hat wearers whose ears are superglued to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

  4. Submitted by Annalise Cudahy on 11/20/2009 - 04:22 pm.

    Why does anyone care where the money came from?

    Do they do quality work? Yes. Do they act independently? Sure do. What else matters?

    I’d say the same about a blog that got money from a right-wing icon. Judge the work, not the people. Anything else invites judgment of you. I learned this from a hippie named “Jesus”.

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