Monday, April 09, 2007

Boy, am I a victim of disappointment in you.

It was nice of the Big O to publish an editorial yesterday begging somebody of the stature of Earl Blumenauer or Peter Defazio to run against Gordon Smith but this bit rang a little hollow-

Of course, we're not prepared to endorse any potential challenger, nor have we reached any conclusions about Smith's re-election. But Oregon does not need another one of those incumbent coronations that are so common here and elsewhere. What we want to see is a great race, with two (or more) talented, well-funded candidates going all-out for Oregon's highest elected office.

Does anyone doubt that The Oregonian will be endorsing Smith again in the next general election no matter who his Democratic challenger is? This is the newspaper that just the day before ran an editorial slamming Pelosi for her trip to Syria that would've been right at home in the pages of the Washington Post. Their editorial board isn't exactly the font of common sense.


Swinebread said...

They also endorsed Ron Saxton when the voting of the board was a tie, and so they shouldn’t have endorsed anyone.

They went for Bush in both elections too didn’t they?

Don Snabulus said...

However bad the Oregonian gets, it is still 10 times as informative as the television and less of a vehicle of corporate infotainment. Admittedly it has slid in that direction, but not as bad as it could have so far.

Dean Wormer said...


I believe they endorsed Kerry in the last election but it was kind of hard to pretend that Bush was the "uniter" at that point, even for the hacks on the editorial board.


I agree but I can't tell you how many times I wish there were another choice in newspapers in Oregon...

Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of The Big O but I have to admit Don is right, it's way better than TV news. Channel 12 News is pretty much just a local version of "Cops".

If you want to read a really crappy daily local check out SW Washington's Columbian with is unintentionaly frightening motto "The World According to Clark County". Yikes.

Overdroid said...

I'm going to stop reading it forever.

Dean Wormer said...


That does sound scary. I bet the world according to Clark county involves lots of cars up on cedar blocks and weddings involving first cousins.