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(Seattle Times)   Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee) ends their 90 years of Presidential endorsements after editorial board decides they don't want to risk offending the three people who still actually subscribe to the Knoxville News Sentinel   (seattletimes.com) divider line 30
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2012-10-17 09:30:14 AM
Sounds like someone just can't swallow their pride and endorse Romney like a good little Republican drone.
 
2012-10-17 09:31:48 AM
TRANSLATION: Nobody wants to lose their job or have the office fire-bombed for endorsing the n......
 
2012-10-17 09:32:14 AM
Their explanation makes sense. Does anyone really pay that much attention to editorial board endorsements anymore? It seems the only benefit to them nowadays is to pigeonhole yourself as a liberal or conservative paper.
 
2012-10-17 09:33:34 AM
I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.
 
2012-10-17 09:35:57 AM

wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.


On the contrary, I LOVE it. That video of his press conference was farking epic.
 
2012-10-17 09:37:07 AM

wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.


Just sing the "Butt Drugs" jingle with different lyrics. Then, it's toe-tappingly catchy.



/buh-buh-buh butt chugs
 
2012-10-17 09:38:03 AM

swahnhennessy: Their explanation makes sense. Does anyone really pay that much attention to editorial board endorsements anymore? It seems the only benefit to them nowadays is to pigeonhole yourself as a liberal or conservative paper.


This happens only if you consistently endorse liberals or conservatives. The country as a whole, and most urban areas in "red" states, is generally much more moderate all things considered.
 
2012-10-17 09:49:35 AM

wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.


Buttchugger??? Can someone please enlighten me
 
2012-10-17 09:55:15 AM

thenewmissus: wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.

Buttchugger??? Can someone please enlighten me

 
2012-10-17 09:56:58 AM
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorsed President Obama a week or two ago. It was a very well written article, noting things he has and hasn't done well, and then noting that no one can tell what Romney would do.
 
2012-10-17 10:02:51 AM

thenewmissus: wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.

Buttchugger??? Can someone please enlighten me


A UT fratboy did some serious damage and was hospitalized after a boxed wine enema, then had a press conference to deny rumours of homosexuality.
 
2012-10-17 10:02:56 AM
I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.
 
2012-10-17 10:12:37 AM
There's a small but active Libbylib movement in Knoxvegas. It's more progressive than you think and way more than many southern cities. They just elected a Hispanic mayor who's a democrat. I think the Sentinel knows this and refrained from endorsing such a turd of a candidate as Romney.
 
2012-10-17 10:16:51 AM

wickedMule: I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.


you could probably endorse satan if you mentioned wanting Dooley fired in the same breath in knoxville and get away with it
 
2012-10-17 10:22:56 AM
There's a "butthurt" joke in there somewhere.
 
2012-10-17 10:26:55 AM

wickedMule: I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.


My brother, a member of the Libertarian Party (voted for Barr in '08), lives in Knoxville.
 
2012-10-17 10:35:08 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: wickedMule: I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.

My brother, a member of the Libertarian Party (voted for Barr in '08), lives in Knoxville.


Well, I would say that the student body is pretty diverse....but everything outside of campus is straight republican.

/threw my vote away for Gore there in 2000
//at least I voted
 
2012-10-17 10:41:12 AM

bborchar: Pants full of macaroni!!: wickedMule: I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.

My brother, a member of the Libertarian Party (voted for Barr in '08), lives in Knoxville.

Well, I would say that the student body is pretty diverse....but everything outside of campus is straight republican.

/threw my vote away for Gore there in 2000
//at least I voted


Heh. He despises all the Libbylib Libtards at UTK (and in fact everywhere).
 
2012-10-17 11:00:38 AM

wellreadneck: thenewmissus: wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.

Buttchugger??? Can someone please enlighten me

A UT fratboy did some serious damage and was hospitalized after a boxed wine enema, then had a press conference to deny rumours of homosexuality.


Holy cow! That is farking hilarious. I ROFL.
 
2012-10-17 11:07:35 AM
Quitters going to quit.
 
2012-10-17 11:39:10 AM
I am curious as to which way The Economist will go.
They have pretty consistently endorsed "Whatever-party-does-not-currently-hold-the-office" in the past couple of decades.

Clinton in 92
Dole in 96
Bush in 00
Gore in 04
Obama in 08

They usually do it at the last possible moment, too.
 
2012-10-17 11:40:56 AM
Trapped between endorsing a Morman and a ni-*BONG!* they choose instead to take their ball and go home. Let's see if they revive the practice in 2016.
 
2012-10-17 02:16:41 PM
Man, Romney must really suck if the most Republican newspaper in the epicenter of Teapublican crazystupid can't man up and endorse him.
 
2012-10-17 02:45:52 PM

Cubicle Jockey: I am curious as to which way The Economist will go.
They have pretty consistently endorsed "Whatever-party-does-not-currently-hold-the-office" in the past couple of decades.

Clinton in 92
Dole in 96
Bush in 00
Gore in 04
Obama in 08

They usually do it at the last possible moment, too.


I wanted Gore in '04 also, but instead we got the Kerry-bot.
 
2012-10-17 02:46:39 PM

wellreadneck: thenewmissus: wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.

Buttchugger??? Can someone please enlighten me

A UT fratboy did some serious damage and was hospitalized after a boxed wine enema, then had a press conference to deny rumours of homosexuality.

 

White people problems.
 
2012-10-17 03:15:11 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: wellreadneck: thenewmissus: wellreadneck: I hate that Buttchugger automatically springs to mind whenever I see Knoxville now.

Buttchugger??? Can someone please enlighten me

A UT fratboy did some serious damage and was hospitalized after a boxed wine enema, then had a press conference to deny rumours of homosexuality. 

White Down-low people problems.

 
2012-10-17 09:33:43 PM

wickedMule: I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.


You sound like an idiot who doesn't know much about the actual makeup of this town.
 
2012-10-17 10:49:38 PM
Knoxville is incredibly conservative, who are you kidding? All of East TN voted about 70% for McCain in 2008. We just elected the former ultra-conservative mayor of Knoxville to governor.

Al Gore lost TN in 2000, despite being FROM here.
 
2012-10-18 08:45:07 AM

kwame: wickedMule: I don't know who they are afraid of offending in Knoxville, there's only me and maybe four other people that are not Republicans.

You sound like an idiot who doesn't know much about the actual makeup of this town.


Yeah, I guess East TN just became a liberal stronghold while I wasn't looking.
 
2012-10-18 10:41:24 AM

wickedMule: Yeah, I guess East TN just became a liberal stronghold while I wasn't looking.


There's a difference between East TN and the city itself. You could probably talk to the female Democrat mayor if you need help.
 
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