Stopping The Presses
If one seeks to look about
There is no information drouth
For it comes from everybody's mouth
From North and East and West and South
In my continuing effort to keep abreast of the raft of newspaper endorsements John F. Kerry is receiving from around the nation, I include the latest that I have been able to locate with my still-limited Internet access (most items courtesy of Buzzflash.
There has been much negative to say about the media's performance over the last several years, but I have to wonder, based on personal observation, if that trend isn't being reversed. Ever since the first debate, the media has appeared to me to be paying much better attention to what is going on, and to be actually doing their jobs. Admittedly, this performance is still somewhat spotty and uneven, but they are quite out of practice after years of being the Republican Party mouthpiece. As long as the trend continues in this direction, I'm willing to cut them some slack.
I've been noticing some interesting, if very subtle, changes in the way my local newspapers are covering the presidential campaign. For instance, the front runner will tend to get top billing, and the Office of the President would also hold some importance in the coverage. What, then, is to be made about the fact that John F. Kerry is tending to get top billing, even in the Riverside (CA) Press Enterprise - a Republican-slanted newspaper which has already endorsed George Weasel Bu$h for re(s)election? Why, I am even hearing nice things being said about John F. Kerry on the local LA FAUX station!
Prominent Republicans continue to come out as Kerry supporters. Former Oregon Republican Gov. Tom McCall's widow endorses Kerry 10/26 and Top Chicago Tribune Conservative Columnist, Stephen Chapman, Will Vote for Kerry 10/26
There is some reason to believe that John Kerry stands a good chance of winning a fair election. There is even a member of the Brookings Institute who is publicly stating that this election has already gone for Kerry!. This article isn't as in depth as I would prefer, but it's out there!
Here are the latest endorsements of r John F. Kerry for President:
Major Media Endorsements
Smaller City Papers Support Kerry Too, Such as Anniston,
Alabama. "For the sake of the United States and its secure future, we long to see Bush retire to his ranch in Crawford and Kerry take residence in the White House." 10/25
Smaller City Papers for Kerry, Such as Iowa City, Iowa. "If a CEO took his company from record revenues to record debts, then bogged down his employees in a messy, costly project with no easy way out,
shareholders would have no choice but to fire him."
Cue The Peasants!
One is the loneliest number, George. You're soon to find out how lonely.