Mr. William Franklin Wanner's life is over.He's accused of molesting a ten year old girl a number of times. Even assuming that he's found not guilty, his life will never be the same. (Video footage seemingly corroborates the girls testimony. That being the case, adios.) But that's not why I'm writing. What prompted this entry was the end of the one sentence sixth paragraph: after describing that he's affiliated with Wanner Engineering, we also find out that he" has been a significant contributor to local and national Republican candidates." Oh. And why is that significant to the story in any way, shape or form? I forgot: it's the Star Tribune. Subtle smears against Republicans, Christians, etc are pro forma. This one isn't very subtle.
I'll keep monitoring the story for comments secure in the knowledge that that fact will be used by the commenters.
P.S. After 17 seconds of reflection, it occurs to me that another reason for the inclusion is to have all those candidates who received contributions from Wanner give back the money.