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January 10, 2019

My My How Times Have Changed (A Tale Of Two Editorial Boards)

From as far back as I can remember, there were two competing political ideologies in the two competing newspaper editorial boards in town:
  • The reliably left-of-center editorial board at the Post-Gazette
  • The reliably wingnut editorial board at the Tribune-Review
This past week Donald Trump tried to sell his wall to the American people. He failed, by the way, as his speech was chock full of BS.

Guess which one of the two editorials contained this:
What was new? The fundraising emails the Trump-Pence re-election campaign sent out before the speech and after seeking to raise $500,000 off the address, something Fox News’ Harris Faulkner pressed adviser Kellyanne Conway about, saying “I thought that these speeches were not supposed to be political.”

The crisis seems entirely political.
And which contained this:
It was Mr. Trump who talked of compromise (and compassion) in his address. It was the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate who, in their joint address, said, “nyet.”
Yes, with all the news about Trump/Manafort/Russian collusion, the editorial actually tagged the Democrats in Congress with the Russian "nyet."

If you guessed that the first was the reliably left of center PG and the second the reliably wingnut Trib, you'd be 100% wrong.

The order is rapidly fadin' and the times they are a-changin'.

2 comments:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

" news about Trump/Manafort/Russian collusion"

"Paul Manafort shared polling data with a Russian operative."

So that is illegal?

Campaigner1 said...

It is if the Russian operative then collaborated with Trump campaign officials (or even the Orange Creamsicle Man himself) so that Russian troll farms targeted specific demographics in specific U.S. states. That's called conspiracy. Or, as the Trumps would put it "a completely informal chat about U.S. adoption policy".