Now that he no longer has a newspaper column in a “real” newspaper, Jon Ralston has been relegated to nothing more than Nevada’s #2 liberal blogger with a television show almost no one watches.
His growing irrelevance in Nevada’s political circles is palpable…and he knows it.
In recent weeks, Jon has been on a tear against a number of his media colleagues, including a quite embarrassing (for him) twitter fight a week ago with highly-respected Las Vegas Sun editor Anjeanette Damon over a completely silly matter related to an interview the Sun did with Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto in which Jon, in typical Ralstonesque fashion, just had to let the world know he “broke” the story first.
Also, back in August Ralston ridiculed the estimable Mitch Fox’s Nevada Week in Review show – the show that actually gave Ralston his break in TV many years ago (so much for gratitude) – when Fox landed an exclusive interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that aired opposite of Ralston’s unwatched show.
Today Lord Jon turned his wrath on fellow NBC television host Sam Shad, who landed an interview with Nevada U.S. Sen. Dean Heller last week – a fete Ralston can’t match since apparently neither Heller nor Reid will appear on Ralston’s show any longer.
And Ralston clearly got his panties in a bunch over Heller referring to Shad’s show as the “Silver State’s top public affairs show.” Ralston hates the fact that more true movers-and-shakers now appear on Shad’s show, and that more people simply like Nevada Newsmakers better than Ralston’s Reports.
In any event, the self-serving tirades of the Little Blogger Who Couldn’t are getting increasingly pathetic. In his blog today, Lord Jon ridiculed the questions Shad asked, as well as Heller’s answers…totally missing the bigger picture:
Shad matters; Ralston no longer does. Shad gets to interview important guests (he also landed Reid last week); Ralston gets to whine, bitch, moan and kvetch.
Heck, he can’t even get Erin Bilbray-without-the-Kohn to come on his show! I mean, how pathetic is that?
Oh, and by the way, in case you haven’t seen Ralston’s show lately – and judging by the ratings, you haven’t – check out the production values in the first 30 seconds of this clip from Monday night’s show.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen!