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Newspapers overwhelmingly endorsing Obama

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    These are the newspapers that have so far endorsed Obama...their circulation is 5.4 million, McCain's endorsements so far include papers with a circulation of .9 million..quite a discrepancy, possibly revealing the current state of the race. Those with an "R" after them endorsed Bush in 2004...notable among these is the Salt Lake Tribune, Chicago Tribune, and Denver Post and The Columbian which is from Vancouver Wa., about 50 miles south of me.

    California
    Contra Costa Times (50) (D)
    Fremont Argus (D)
    Fresno Bee (68) (D)
    Hayward Daily Review (D)
    Los Angeles Times (4) (N)
    Modesto Bee
    Monterey County Herald (D)
    Oakland Tribune (D)
    La OpiniĆ³n (87) (D)
    Sacramento Bee (25) (D)
    San Bernadino Sun (R)
    San Francisco Chronicle (12) (D)
    San Joaquin Herald
    SJ Mercury News (31) (D)
    San Mateo County Times (D)
    Santa Cruz Sentinel (D)
    Stockton Record * (R)
    Tri-Valley Herald (R)
    Walnut Creek Journal

    Colorado
    Denver Post (36) (R)
    Durango Herald
    Gunnison Times (N)
    Ouray Plain Dealer

    Georgia
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (18) (D)

    Hawaii
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin (D)

    Illinois
    Chicago Tribune (8) (R)
    Chicago Sun-Times (21)

    Iowa
    Storm Lake Times (D)

    Maine
    Bangor News
    Massachusetts
    Boston Globe (14) (D)
    Standard-Times (D)

    Michigan
    Muskegon Chronicle (D)

    Missouri
    Kansas City Star (28) (D)
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (27) (D)

    New Mexico
    Santa Fe New Mexican (D)

    North Carolina
    Asheville Citizen-Times (D)

    Ohio
    Canton Repository (R)
    Dayton Daily News (85) (D)
    Springfield News Sun (D)
    Toledo Blade (83) (D)

    Oregon
    Mail Tribune

    Pennsylvania
    Express-Times (R)
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (42) (D)

    Tennessee
    Chattanooga Times
    Memphis Commercial Appeal
    Tennessean (66) (D)

    Texas
    Lufkin Daily News (D)

    Utah
    Salt Lake Tribune (81) (R)

    Virginia
    Falls Church News Press (D)

    Washington
    The Columbian (R)
    Seattle Times (37) (D)
    Seattle Post-Intell. (78) (D)

    Washington, DC
    Washington Post (7) (D)

    West Virginia
    Charleston Gazette (D)
    Wisconsin
    State Journal (R)

    http://www.demconwatchblog.com/2008/09/presidential-newspaper-endorsement-list.html
     
  2. Pandora

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    looks almost exactly like the list from 4 years ago
     
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    Not really, keeping in mind the majority of newspapers have yet to weigh in, I count 10 papers on the list that went for Bush in 2004.

    Meanwhile the corresponding McCain endorsement list, which you will find at the link, has no crossovers from 2004.

    http://www.demconwatchblog.com/2008/09/presidential-newspaper-endorsement-list.html
     
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    I see one on that list that went to bush, what are the others?
     
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    San Bernadino Sun
    Stockton Record
    Tri-Valley Herald
    Denver Post
    Chicago Tribune
    Canton Repository
    Express-Times (PA)
    Salt Lake Tribune
    The Columbian
    State Journal (Wisc)

    Actually there are exactly ten, sure to be many more that have switched from 2004.
     
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    dang I knew about the Chicago Tribune but not the others.

    I did not know there "were" that many conservative papers in the whole USA
     
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    I just noticed too...the Oregonian is not on the list and they will officially endorse Obama tomorrow.

    Also the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News also endorsed Obama today making it the 11th paper that backed Bush in 2004 to now support Obama.
     
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    The Oregonian is a socialist rag

    we call it the dead fish wrapper here. Its only good use is to wrap fish guts in so you dont make a mess when cleaning your catch.

    They would endorse satan himself if he ran as a democrat so nothing about that is impressive, though those others you named were if they endorsed Bush 4 years ago over Kerry.
     
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    oppps sorry

    John Freaking Kerry (who served in Vietnam)
     
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    A couple of newspapers that have never endorsed a Democrat are endorsing Obama now:

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 17) - Democrat Barack Obama on Friday won endorsements from two unlikely newspapers -- the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
    While the Tribune is the largest daily in Obama's hometown, the publication hasn't backed a Democrat in its 161-year history. And the Times hasn't endorsed a presidential candidate since 1972, when it backed President Richard M. Nixon's re-election. This is also the first time it's endorsing a Democrat for president.

    I'm not sure what to conclude from all of that, but it does seem that it's more than the "liberal media" that likes Obama.
     
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    Don't worry

    Al-qaeda, that famous right-wing invention, has come out in favour of the egregious McCain/Monty Python ticket.

    So all is well.

    Comrade Stalin of RupertMurdochovia
     
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    could you provide a link?

    I have seen the links about hamas endorsing obama as they endorsed John Freaking Kerry (who served in Vietnam)

    but I have not seen links showing Al-qaeda endorsing McCain and Palin. Please provide a link?
     
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    Most city newspapers are firmly entrenched in the liberal media establishment - conservative newspaper editors are extremely rare. The title of this thread might just as well have been "Liberals support Obama". :rolleyes:
     
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    I think of most news papers are commie rags
     
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    Yes of course.... that vast right-wing conspiracy.

    You know, I was in my basement the other day, and thought to invent a group of terrorist known as "weathermen", and have them try and blow up people, then have one become a university professor who would openly states he wished he blew up more people, and then have this mythical terrorist turned university professor from the fabricated terrorist group, throw his support behind a politician turned coming messiah from a church of hate....


    But... that seemed just a bit unbelievable. Don't you agree?
     
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