May 6, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "The party crasher and partisan paper"

Dave Danforth:
"...Newspaper writers take political positions when they pen editorials. Whether they move minds is dubious, but they often validate at least a few loosely formed opinions. They may — or may not — be better politically informed.

Editorials rarely exclude a candidate simply on the basis of party. It may be widely assumed that the New York Times is more likely to support Democrats or that U-T San Diego, owned by a conservative, will back Republicans. But it’s unusual for writers to put themselves on the record, even on tape, as hopelessly biased before the starting gun sounds.

Nobody is surprised that with owner Doug Manchester in control, U-T San Diego would back a Republican. But it violates more than a few unspoken rules of decorum to declare in public that the deck is stacked before the game begins....." (Read more? Click title)
"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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