Monday, May 21, 2012

Endorsing without endorsing.

Oh what fun it is to follow the ongoing feud between Paul Miller at the Carmel Pine Cone and the other local papers.

In this week's edtorial good old Paul informs us, with an air of moral superiority, that the Pine Cone doesn't make election endorsements. He says voters are perfectly capable of making decisions without being told by a newspaper editor how to vote.

So Miller doesn't endorse anyone. Not directly, anyway. Instead of making a case for a particular candidate as the Monterey Herald and Monterey County Weekly do, Miller did it sort of obliquely by analyzing the endorsements of those other local papers. This way he has made his preferences known without formally endorsing anyone. At the same time, he gets to engage in his favorite pastime, bashing the local "liberal" media. Two birds, one stone!

Oh, Paul, you actually think you're being clever. That's so adorable.

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