Not only has The Washington Post endorsed Creigh Deeds for Governor of Virginia, so has The Virginian-Pilot, The Roanoke Times, as well as the state’s largest African-American newspaper, the Richmond Free Press. In my neighborhood in Fairfax County, the Deeds campaign is already touting The Post endorsement with yard signs, just as they did leading up to the Democratic primary when Deeds was endorsed by The Post. Continue reading
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It’s not a very well kept secret in journalism circles that the editorial board of the Richmond Times Dispatch is not entirely independent in their thinking. The RTD is free to endorse whomever they want in local and statewide campaigns but the owners at Media General demand that the RTD toe the GOP line when it comes to presidential politics. This is also the case at other Media General newspapers.
Maybe Marshall N. Morton, President and Chief Executive Officer at Media General think of himself as the Rupert Murdoch of Southern journalism. I don’t know.
Today’s editorial criticizing President Obama and his recent exchange with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is as good an example of any of the GOP double standard that the editorial board exhibits time after time.
Does anyone think the Richmond Times Dispatch would ever have editorialized against former President George W. Bush and his relationship with Saudi King Abdullah?
Remember, the House of Saud and the House of Bush go wayyyyyyy back.
Maybe next Sunday the RTD will write about, “the kiss.”
I’m not holding my breath.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch just posted a story on new Virginia polls entitled “3 Polls Show Obama Keeping Virginia Lead”. While these are encouraging numbers, don’t let up. Keep calling your friends and family, keep volunteering, keep talking about this election. It’s only a 8 more days.
“We cannot let this moment pass.”