Friday, February 14, 2014

Why the Patriot-News deserves to die

As Pennsylvania considers Paycheck Protection, their editorial page editor offers us this:

The proxy fight over "Paycheck Protection" being waged by national labor unions and astrotuf groups such as FreedomWorks and the Koch Brothers-funded American Legislative Exchange Council is playing out in the state Legislature with bills in the state House and Senate.
Nice even-handed journalism there.

BTW, to the P-N only right-wing campaigns can astro-turf. Gun control groups etc. are always treated as legitimate representatives of large constituencies. Even when they are just a couple of tweeters and a letterhead paid for by billionaire Mike Bloomberg.

Again, this is for a paper in conservative central Pennsylvania. I expect language like this (and the nonthinking thinking behind it.) in an alt-weekly in some college town. It is simply bizarre to see this contempt for the core audience of a for-profit fishwrap.

Previous installments of this deathwish series:

Way-points on the path to irrelevance and oblivion

A paper too stupid to live

One more reason why the Patriot-News can't die too soon

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