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Old 10-25-2012, 07:00 PM  
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Detroit News Endorses Romney

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...mney-President



Not familiar with this outfit. Is it a minority of right-leaning or what?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #16
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This was actually posted to Drudge less than an hour ago.

Pete is relinking Drudge here in real time.
Now that is some WTF
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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I'm curious how they come to the conclusion. Do they vote, throw darts at a board, pick a number out of a hat, owners or what?
Depends on the paper. Sometimes it's a straight vote of the editorial board. Sometimes the owner and/or publisher dictates the endorsement. (In this case it's customary for the owner and/or publisher to swear up and down that he does no such thing.) Often a paper's own financial interests are the determining factor. If a paper sells more product to a liberal audience, by and large, then it just might decide that endorsing a conservative and pissing off the larger fraction of their customer base is probably not a good idea. Some newspapers are cemented in a viewpoint that makes discussion a waste of time.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #18
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News is the right leaning paper, Free-Press is the socialist paper in Detroit. No surprise here.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #19
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Depends on the paper. Sometimes it's a straight vote of the editorial board. Sometimes the owner and/or publisher dictates the endorsement. (In this case it's customary for the owner and/or publisher to swear up and down that he does no such thing.) Often a paper's own financial interests are the determining factor. If a paper sells more product to a liberal audience, by and large, then it just might decide that endorsing a conservative and pissing off the larger fraction of their customer base is probably not a good idea. Some newspapers are cemented in a viewpoint that makes discussion a waste of time.
So in essence, their endorsement is more to shore up their customer base then it is to provide political support?
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #20
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So in essence, their endorsement is more to shore up their customer base then it is to provide political support?
Never, ever forget to follow the money.

Maybe their motives are pure. I don't know these guys.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #21
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Its Michigan, they vote Democrat.

Unions and stuff.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #22
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WTF do you care?
Direckshun feels sophisticated when he selectively posts liberal leaning stories from multiple sources.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #23
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Direckshun feels sophisticated when he selectively posts liberal leaning stories from multiple sources.
And how!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:19 AM   #24
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Now that is some WTF
Yeah, there's supposed to be some sort of waiting period before linking a story.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:22 AM   #25
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Newspaper endorsements dont mean shit in 2012. And this one has never supported a Dem, correct?

Get the hell off Drudge pete, nothing to see here.
This is the response from the person that started a thread a few months back to complain that responses to threads were rude and weren't discussing the topic.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #26
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This is the response from the person that started a thread a few months back to complain that responses to threads were rude and weren't discussing the topic.
What is it with O-bots and Drudge?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #27
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Yes, there is a big chance that endorsement will really sway the vote in Detroit.
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