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Kerry leads in newspaper endorsements!

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Ps104_33, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

    Sep 3, 2001
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    WOW!!!! WHAT A SURPRISE!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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    *edited only to fix long url*

    [ October 28, 2004, 12:18 AM: Message edited by: Gina L ]
  2. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

    Aug 18, 2001
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    "According to an ongoing tally by Editor & Publisher, a newspaper industry magazine, so far 125 newspapers have endorsed Kerry — including at least 35 that had endorsed Bush in 2000 — versus 96 for Bush. Meanwhile, only two newspapers that went for Al Gore (news - web sites) in 2000 have endorsed Bush.

    What's more, several papers that had backed Bush four years ago are now declining to make any endorsement at all, including several in key states: The Detroit News in Michigan, The Tampa Tribune in Florida, and The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa.

    In an editorial published Sunday, The Detroit News told its readers that Bush's failures to deliver on promises of fiscal conservatism, prudence in foreign affairs and limited government left the paper "with a decision we detest but are nonetheless compelled to make" in endorsing neither candidate for president. The paper has never endorsed a Democrat for president, and held back endorsements only twice before, during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt era."

    Sort of the same decision a lot of other people are making. But isn't it sad that they can't think outside the "only two choices" approach.

    Sure, Bush is a sorry excuse for a candidate. But you don't have to vote for Kerry if you don't want Bush.
  3. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    May 23, 2002
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    Greetings to Tampa! As you say, what a surprise! Newspapers are now mostly Democrat. This reverses an old Democrat complaint dating from the Great Depression of the 1930s that newspapers were all Republican. Newspapers also have declining circulation. No one pays any attention to them anymore and the literacy rate is declining.

    Here in Indy, our newspaper The Indianapolis Star, which used to be owned by Dan Quayle's grandfather is now owned by the publishers of USA Today and it has become a Democrat paper that reads much like USA Today. But then Indianapolis has become a Democrat city in the last 5 years as Republicans are moving to the suburbs in search of lower taxes and better homes. Indianapolis is turning into a big slum like Philadelphia.
  4. bb_baptist

    bb_baptist New Member

    Jun 22, 2000
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    George W. Bush Endorsements

    by state, date, and circulation if available
    endorsed Bush in 2000 unless stated otherwise
    (U) denotes an unknown endorsement in 2000

    * AL: Mobile Register: 100,244
    * AZ: The Arizona Republic (Phoenix): 10/17; 466,926
    * CA: Long Beach Press-Telegram: 10/24
    * CA: The Press-Enterprise (Riverside): 191,802
    * CA: The Record (Stockton): 10/24; 62,139
    * CA: The Reporter (Vacaville): 10/24; 18,227
    * CA: The San Diego Union-Tribune: 10/17; 361,317
    * CO: Rocky Mountain News (Denver): 10/17; 286,004
    * CO: The Denver Post: 10/24; 288,937 (endorsed Gore in 2000)
    * CO: The Pueblo Chieftain: 9/27; 52,208 (U)
    * FL: The Lakeland Ledger 10/22; 70,028
    * FL: The Ocala Star-Banner: 10/24; 48,069 (U)
    * GA: Savannah Morning News: 57,288
    * KY: Bowling Green Daily News: 10/25; 21,288 (U)
    * IA: Globe-Gazette (Mason City): 18,947 (U)
    * IL: Chicago Tribune: 10/17; 578,843
    * IL: The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana): 39,190 (U)
    * IL: Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake): 10/24 (U)
    * IL: The Pantagraph (Bloomington): 47,931
    * IN: The Indianapolis Star: 10/17; 253,778
    * MA: The Sun (Lowell): 361,317
    * MI: Macomb Daily (Mount Clemens): 10/24 (endorsed Gore in 2000)
    * MI: Midland Daily News: 10/24 (U)
    * MI: St. Joseph Herald-Palladium: 10/24 (U)
    * MI: The Grand Rapids Press: 10/17; 139,216
    * MI: The Oakland Press (Pontiac): 10/10; 65,484 (U)
    * NC: Fayetteville Observer: 10/23 (U)
    * NE: Omaha World-Herald: 197,627
    * NH: The Union Leader (Manchester): 361,317
    * NM: Carlsbad Current-Argus: 8,030
    * NM: Las Cruces Sun-News: 22,168
    * NV: Las Vegas Review-Journal: 9/12; 170,061
    * NY: The New York Sun: 18,000 (U)
    * OH: Cincinnati Enquirer (Gannett): 10/24; 182,176
    * OH: Cincinnati Post (Gannett): 10/24; 42,219
    * OH: The Advocate (Newark) (Gannett): 10/24; 22,217
    * OH: The Columbus Dispatch: 10/24; 371,551
    * OH: The Courier (Findlay): 22,319
    * OH: The News Journal (Mansfield) (Gannett):
    * OH: The Repository (Canton) (Copley Newspapers): 66,014
    * OH: The Times Reporter (New Philadelphia) (Copley Newspapers): 23,956 (U)
    * OK: Tulsa World: 361,317
    * OR: Daily Courier (Grants Pass): 10/24; 16,392 (U)
    * OR: The News-Review (Roseburg): 19,272 (U)
    * PA: The Express-Times (Easton): 10/24 (U)
    * PA: York Daily Record: 10/17; 361,317 (endorsed Gore in 2000)
    * TN: The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville): 22,057 (U)
    * TX: Amarillo Globe-News: 51,105
    * TX: El Paso Times: 74,278 (U)
    * TX: Fort Worth Star-Telegram: 247,167
    * TX: San Antonio Express-News: 252,889 10/17
    * TX: The Dallas Morning News: 10/17; 546,177
    * VA: Richmond Times-Dispatch: 191,732
    * VA: The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg): 47,866
    * WA: The Columbian (Vancouver): 51,498
    * WA: The Spokesman-Review (Spokane): 100,760
    * WI: The Appleton Post-Crescent: 10/24; 52,921 (endorsed Gore in 2000)
    * WI: Oshkosh Northwestern: 10/22; 21,243
  5. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    The Plain Dealer, a major newspaper here in Ohio has refused to endorse a candidate this year. They endorsed Bush last election, and I think have always leaned Republican.
    It seems their editorial staff this year favored Kerry though, and in the end and for the first time in decades they chose to stay out of it. That pretty much sums up the tone of Ohio. So many support the war efforts, but on the other hand have so much more time to do so because they have no JOBS. Kerry is promising jobs, but not supporting the war and mass confusion reigns!
  6. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    May 23, 2002
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    The Indianapolis Star newspaper merely endorses people that they believe are winners. Bush is expected to carry Indiana almost 2 to 1, so that is what is behind that newspaper's phoney actions. They also endorsed Black Democrat Julia Carson for Congress from Indianapolis even though she got her 2 grandsons conservation and excise police jobs with the State of Indiana in spite of one of them having a felony record. Those two grandsons later raped another man and beat him to death. Julia herself is listed as an extreme leftist socialist in favor of flag burning, abortion, same-sex marriage, gun control, etc.