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Offlinefft2
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Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry
    #3193141 - 09/28/04 09:44 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry
Tue Sep 28, 2004 01:19 PM ET
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CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - The newspaper in President Bush's adopted hometown of Crawford threw its support on Tuesday behind Bush's Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry.
The weekly Lone Star Iconoclast criticized Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and for turning budget surpluses into record deficits. The editorial also criticized Bush's proposals on Social Security and Medicare.
"The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda," the newspaper said in its editorial. "Today, we are endorsing his opponent, John Kerry."
It urged "Texans not to rate the candidate by his hometown or even his political party, but instead by where he intends to take the country."
Bush spends many of his weekends and holidays at his Crawford, Texas, ranch.
The Iconoclast's publisher and editor-in-chief, W. Leon Smith, said the newspaper is sent to Bush's ranch each week. "But I don't know if he reads it," Smith said.
The Kerry campaign welcomed the endorsement in an email to reporters.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6356211


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: fft2]
    #3193153 - 09/28/04 09:47 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Is this news?
Also isn't it a little irresponsible for a legitimate newspaper to endorse a canidate?


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: z@z.com]
    #3193235 - 09/28/04 10:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Some newspapers are openly bias. Like here in my city, one paper tries to come off as unbiased and professional, the other is Right wing leaning and tabloidish.


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: z@z.com]
    #3193338 - 09/29/04 12:13 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I think endorsing a candidate is fair game when it comes to the editorial section.


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: silversoul7]
    #3193430 - 09/29/04 12:35 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

silversoul7 said:
I think endorsing a candidate is fair game when it comes to the editorial section.



It is fine in editorials, but they claim to represent the entire paper.


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: z@z.com]
    #3193466 - 09/29/04 12:40 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

The headlines do suggest that, but if you read the article, it does say:

"the editorial...."


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: Skikid16]
    #3193484 - 09/29/04 12:42 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago



It also refers to the publishers endorsing a canidate.


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: z@z.com]
    #3193499 - 09/29/04 12:44 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

True.


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Re: Bush's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Kerry [Re: fft2]
    #3193505 - 09/29/04 12:45 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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The Iconoclast's publisher and editor-in-chief, W. Leon Smith, said the newspaper is sent to Bush's ranch each week. "But I don't know if he reads it," Smith said.



Well, lets let Bush answer that:

"I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves." -G.W. Bush, September 21, 2003


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