Sunday, September 5, 2010

We Endorse: The End Of Endorsements by Local Newspapers and Media

Having reviewed the Ethical Guidelines of the Society of Professional Journalists, A.Y. DEMANDS that the Sun Gazette Newspapers, Washington Post, Falls Church News-Press, and Journal Newspapers IMMEDIATELY STOP ENDORSING candidates for public office.

A.Y.

18 Comments:

At 05 September, 2010 , Anonymous Journalist said...

http://www.spg.org/ethicscode.asp

 
At 06 September, 2010 , Anonymous 20001 said...

Read the Post yesterday (Sunday)? If the Post's editors are so concerned about poor people in Ward 8, the Washington Post Company should use some the proceeds from the sale of Newsweek to assist poor people in Ward 8, not continue gentrifying them out of their homes.

 
At 06 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They shouldn't be editorializing either.

 
At 06 September, 2010 , Anonymous 22205 said...

Responsible local newspapers no longer endorse candidates or publish editorials. They publish lots of good news articles and let their readers make up their own minds.

 
At 06 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post endorsements? Follow the loot..from the Post's Chamber of Commerce advertisers to the Washington Post Company to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet to the NGOs that Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet controls.

 
At 07 September, 2010 , Anonymous Terri said...

So the Post is so concerned about the double-digit unemployment in Ward 8? OK, editorialize about Berkshire Hathaway, the Washington Post Company's parent company, investing a couple billion dollars in Ward 8.

 
At 07 September, 2010 , Anonymous L O L said...

Sure enough, Zimmerman got his weekly feature in the Sun Gazette. He "won" the Dems' Labor Day chili cookoff.

 
At 07 September, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Warren Buffett controls corporate assets worth at least $500 Billion. He could buy Ward 8 if he wanted to.

 
At 07 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCaffrey went along with ACDC's chili cook off charade. Jim Moran's chili was so good I have to wonder who he hired as a gourmet chef to cook it.

 
At 08 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post and the other local papers will never endorse a Green candidate. Fighting wars and paving over the region with McMansions is good for advertising revenue.

 
At 08 September, 2010 , Anonymous Todd 22204 said...

McCaffrey admitted in his SG blog - a) the Post has massive bias and conflicts of interest regarding Fenty, and b) Fenty has the massive support of Whites who want four more years of massive gentrification.

But hey, they're all Yuppie Elitists, right?

 
At 08 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melinda Gates is also on the Washington Post Company's Board.

 
At 10 September, 2010 , Anonymous Independent said...

Scott McCaffrey's grade for grading the candidates at the CivFed canddiates' forum - F for failure to follow his own logic and failure to adequately assess the performance of incumbents (who he almost always endorses).

 
At 10 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCaffrey was told to favor incumbents by the owners of the Sun Gazette.

 
At 10 September, 2010 , Anonymous 22205 said...

If a non-incumbent candidate had pressed all McCaffrey's buttons at the CivFed forum Scotty would be bringing in a surrogate slime ball like John Antonelli to trash the non-incumbent.

 
At 11 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No brainer - teacher's pets get an automatic B, that's what Scotty gave the incumbents at the CivFed.

 
At 11 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCaffrey awarded a B+ to Sally Baird after providing a string of negative comments about her performance. Scott is not competent to judge vegetables at the County Fair, let alone evaluate and endorse political candidates.

 
At 11 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, newspapers should print the news and opinions of readers. Nothing more.

 

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