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2012-10-25 02:22:30 PM
I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.
 
2012-10-25 02:28:30 PM
I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"
 
2012-10-25 02:29:20 PM
Like Farkers could ever agree on a beer to endorse

/more opinions in a single Fark beer thread than the entire FreeRepublic website
 
2012-10-25 02:29:35 PM

Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"


Name a Republican friendly to teachers' union concerns.
 
2012-10-25 02:33:11 PM

Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.


No. The WaPo is a a trade magazine with a comics section.
 
2012-10-25 02:35:09 PM

Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.


it leans right more than left. but then, so does obama.
 
2012-10-25 02:42:57 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Like Farkers Christians could ever agree on a beer sect to endorse


I'd rather have a healthy argument over beer than their alternative. With beer arguments, you have to drink each one to determine what is what.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-25 02:44:01 PM

Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.


It's obviously a liberal propaganda rag, look at all those flaming liberal spin doctors like Krauthammer.
 
2012-10-25 02:44:04 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.

No. The WaPo is a a trade magazine with a comics section.


Comics like Prickly City, a comic with a young black Spanish girl who is a hard core republican that is written by a white right wing dude.

Washington Post bashes Obama and sucks Romney's dick through his magic underwear on a daily basis. If they come out in support of Obama you can bet it's going to flip in no time.
 
2012-10-25 02:47:02 PM

vpb: Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.

It's obviously a liberal propaganda rag, look at all those flaming liberal spin doctors like Krauthammer.


I'm sure he was behind the endorsement.
 
2012-10-25 02:50:51 PM
I assume Jennifer Rubin wasn't involved in the decision.
 
2012-10-25 02:52:02 PM

Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.


So is Obama.
 
2012-10-25 02:55:12 PM

vygramul: Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"

Name a Republican friendly to teachers' union concerns.


At the state/local level, there are.
 
2012-10-25 03:00:31 PM
I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.
 
2012-10-25 03:02:10 PM

Bloody William: I assume Jennifer Rubin wasn't involved in the decision.


She endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu.
 
2012-10-25 03:06:56 PM

violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.


I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.
 
2012-10-25 03:53:28 PM
Apparently Kaplan Test Prep isn't worried about Obama destroying private business.
 
2012-10-25 03:58:07 PM

Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.


I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.
 
2012-10-25 04:11:52 PM

violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.



That's why the WaPo waited so long - they can claim bipartisan cred with a meaningless endorsement, then go right back to giving Rubin & Craphammer paychecks.
 
2012-10-25 04:29:41 PM

violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.


It matters at the local level. Nationally, I doubt it matters much at all.
 
2012-10-25 04:30:18 PM

kmmontandon: violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.


That's why the WaPo waited so long - they can claim bipartisan cred with a meaningless endorsement, then go right back to giving Rubin & Craphammer paychecks.


So a couple of conservatives can turn any organization conservative, even if the rest are all liberal?

Fascinating.
 
2012-10-25 04:39:38 PM

kmmontandon: violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.


That's why the WaPo waited so long - they can claim bipartisan cred with a meaningless endorsement, then go right back to giving Rubin & Craphammer paychecks.


I'm pretty sure that it would take more than a couple token conservatards(+George Will) on the payroll to balance out the paper's endorsement of Obama. I guess it's all a matter of perspective though.
 
2012-10-25 05:03:46 PM

violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.


I think it used to mean a lot more.
 
2012-10-25 05:37:35 PM

Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.


Well, at least this one is....

24.media.tumblr.com

Shame. I really had my hopes up for Chair.
 
2012-10-25 06:04:05 PM

Earguy: vygramul: Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"

Name a Republican friendly to teachers' union concerns.

At the state/local level, there are.


Then name them. And, explain how they're better than the Democrats who are running against them.

/and, no Earguy, I'm not a Democrat.
 
2012-10-25 06:27:52 PM
Does anyone else think that newspapers and media outlets shouldn't openly endorse one candidate over another? They should at least pretend to be unbiased reporters of news.
 
2012-10-25 06:45:10 PM

Mugato: Does anyone else think that newspapers and media outlets shouldn't openly endorse one candidate over another? They should at least pretend to be unbiased reporters of news.


They get around that by saying it's the editorial board's endorsement, not the paper's. Semantics, I know.
 
2012-10-25 06:47:22 PM

Mugato: Does anyone else think that newspapers and media outlets shouldn't openly endorse one candidate over another? They should at least pretend to be unbiased reporters of news.


Protip: "unbiased" does not mean "taking no positions".

Or as Jay Rosen (IIRC) would say, the View From Nowhere is a shiatty place to try to get a vantage point from.
 
2012-10-25 06:49:14 PM

Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"


Welcome to Parlimentary Politics, where individuals don't matter, only party leaders
 
2012-10-25 06:53:35 PM
I love how just because two reporters took down Nixon, WashPo is supposedly "liberal" decades later. Read a book.
 
2012-10-25 06:55:18 PM

vygramul: Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"

Name a Republican friendly to teachers' union concerns.


Romney - "I love teachers." Boom. Headshot!
 
2012-10-25 06:55:25 PM
The real question is, who will Fox News endorse?!?!
 
2012-10-25 06:56:20 PM

Altair: I love how just because two reporters took down Nixon, WashPo is supposedly "liberal" decades later. Read a book.


Or the WashPo op-ed page. No paper that hires the likes of Charles Krauthammer and Marc Theissen can be classified as "liberal".
 
2012-10-25 06:56:57 PM
Mitt will just have to get his votes the old fashioned way:

www.vanityfair.com
 
2012-10-25 06:57:12 PM

Ricardo Klement: kmmontandon: violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.


That's why the WaPo waited so long - they can claim bipartisan cred with a meaningless endorsement, then go right back to giving Rubin & Craphammer paychecks.

So a couple of conservatives can turn any organization conservative, even if the rest are all liberal?

Fascinating.


"We have one conservative on FOX News, Sean Hannity. Others tend to be libertarians or populists or you can't really tell." ~ Roger Ailes

See? It only took one conservative to turn FOX News.
 
2012-10-25 06:57:53 PM

GAT_00: violentsalvation: Aarontology: violentsalvation: I don't think news outfits should be endorsing anyone.

I've always wondered if they have any sort of effect at all.

I doubt it does much to influence the election, especially this late.

I think it used to mean a lot more.


Pre-internet and Cable 24 hour news spin it used to have weight.
 
2012-10-25 06:58:19 PM

Lost Thought 00: Welcome to Parlimentary Politics, where individuals don't matter, only party leaders


It's funny, isn't it? A vote for Niceguy McCoolhair, the sensible conservative accountant who has good ideas for managing the finances of your state's local debt crisis, and actually probably can fix it, means that Todd Akin winds up on the Science committee and Bachmann on the intelligence community.

You can't un-piss in this pool.
 
2012-10-25 07:01:47 PM

Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"


Teachers are generally more educated, so why would they vote against their own interest?
 
2012-10-25 07:03:34 PM
Has Fox News weighed in on this yet?
 
2012-10-25 07:08:07 PM
Libs don't like the WaPo. Cons don't like the WaPo. Either they suck balls ro they're doing something right.

/For the life of me I don't know what that thing could be. I just think they suck.
 
2012-10-25 07:10:40 PM

fusillade762: Mitt will just have to get his votes the old fashioned way:

[www.vanityfair.com image 850x680]


WTF??? it says vanityfair so i guess its real.. but what's the story behind that?
 
2012-10-25 07:10:41 PM
Well, if Fark endorses this 'beer', I guess I'll try it. I do enjoy a snifter of port at Christmas.
 
2012-10-25 07:10:59 PM

fusillade762: Mitt will just have to get his votes the old fashioned way:

[www.vanityfair.com image 850x680]


Is that real?
 
2012-10-25 07:12:09 PM

moralpanic: Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"

Teachers are generally more educated, so why would they vote against their own interest?


don't go there.
the unfortunate implications are vast.
 
2012-10-25 07:15:41 PM

Earguy: vygramul: Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"

Name a Republican friendly to teachers' union concerns.

At the state/local level, there are.


They are disappearing extremely, extremely fast.

I'm from Wisconsin. We have one (1) elected Republican that's not an outright enemy to the teacher unions. And Tea Party groups here are trying to recruit somebody to primary him out.

(Dale Schulz (R). State senator. Up for re-election in '14)
 
2012-10-25 07:16:38 PM

Bloody William: I assume Jennifer Rubin wasn't involved in the decision.


An anonymous source with direct knowledge of WaPo's decision assures me that Rubin was invited to participate in the discussion. Unfortunately she was too busy angry-blogging in all caps about the "Islamic jihadists" conspiring with Hussein Fartbongo to undermine the legacy of Sandy Koufax, and thereby Israel, by ensuring that the rival (and notoriously antisemtic) Giants win the World Series.
 
2012-10-25 07:21:14 PM

Ricardo Klement: I have been assured - I have - that the Washington Post is conservative.


By someone who doesn't read newspapers, I presume. The Washington Times is the conservative DC rag.
 
2012-10-25 07:22:44 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: [www.vanityfair.com image 850x680]

WTF??? it says vanityfair so i guess its real.. but what's the story behind that?


A Terrible Human: [www.vanityfair.com image 850x680]

Is that real?


That would be satire

Photos of Teen Mitt Romney Playing Pranks, Bullying | Vanity Fair
 
2012-10-25 07:26:30 PM

Earguy: I think most newspaper presidential endorsements have become quite predictable.

I'm a member of a college teachers' union, and I just got mailed a flyer from them with their endorsements, from presidential and congressional, down to local. And I said aloud, "really? Not ONE Republican???"


Good! Republicans ruin everything. I'd like to see them get spanked so hard this time that they run away to some other country.
 
2012-10-25 07:42:59 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: fusillade762: Mitt will just have to get his votes the old fashioned way:

[www.vanityfair.com image 850x680]

WTF??? it says vanityfair so i guess its real.. but what's the story behind that?


If that's extent of your deductive reasoning then holy crap, this nation is in some serious trouble.
 
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