Friday, October 19, 2012

Even Your "Hometown" Newspaper? Really?

For Mormons, wherever they might physically live, Utah is the Holy Land, the Mormon Homeland.

And that is why it is even more interesting when your "hometown newspaper", in this case the Salt Lake City Tribune, comes right out and endorses your opponent.

Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts is the news out of SLC today. And boy does it ever push the slams against Mittens: is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: "Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?"
The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.
Yeah, eat that, Mittens! If you can't even gain the endorsement of the newspaper of record for the Mormon Homeland, then why should we vote for you?


linda said...

First of all, I am NOT defending Romney, but I do have to point out today as this story goes viral that there are actually two main newspapers in Salt Lake. The Salt Lake Tribune has always skewed liberal, been deemed "critical" of the Mormon church (mostly by only people in the Church), written about real news, published "liberal" editorials/cartoons, etc. The Deseret News is the pro-churchy, cheerleader-for-Mormons paper, and it skews more conservative. (Big surprise)

This was/is the case in many big cities -- one more "liberal" and one more "conservative" paper (terms in quotes because I use them loosely). We all know it's the case on cable news, too. Basically, I'm just saying, as someone who has done time on the ground in SLC, that this news isn't quite as surprising as the interwebs are making it out to be today. It's still nice, though!

Once more, with clarity: I am not defending or supporting anything about the Mittster.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, L. Point taken. I actually knew that at one time but I guess I forgot it in my glee...
--The F Man