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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:40 PM

Pitsbugh-Post Gazette edorsement of Trump is just laughingly bad

This was apparently their 1st endorsement of a Republican Presidential candidate since 1972. Their conclusion is basically, yeah we know Trump is a jerk and imbecile but the economy was doing great before Covid and he kept all his promises (cough..build the wall..healthcare...cough cough). They can't support Biden cause he's gonna raise taxes and he's too old and won't make it through his first term but Trump is old too but hey he's got Pence to fall back on. Really guys?

I personally had never heard of this newspaper but some of my Republican friends were all excited about it this morning. Hopefully, voters in the Pittsburgh area don't listen to these idiots.

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/10/31/editorial-donald-trump-joe-biden-mike-pence-kamala-harris-presidential-candidate-endorsement/stories/202010310021

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Reply Pitsbugh-Post Gazette edorsement of Trump is just laughingly bad (Original post)
Seasider Nov 2020 OP
muntrv Nov 2020 #1
MizLibby Nov 2020 #2
muntrv Nov 2020 #4
Chili Nov 2020 #3
ARPad95 Nov 2020 #5
blm Nov 2020 #6
MyOwnPeace Nov 2020 #7
Cha Nov 2020 #13
dalton99a Nov 2020 #8
Seasider Nov 2020 #10
MizLibby Nov 2020 #11
Cha Nov 2020 #14
brush Nov 2020 #9
Cha Nov 2020 #15
Grins Nov 2020 #12
MyOwnPeace Nov 2020 #16

Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:42 PM

1. Which one is owned by Richard Mellon Scaife?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:45 PM

2. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It WAS owned, He died.

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Response to MizLibby (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:46 PM

4. Thanks. I forgot he died.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:46 PM

3. that's kinda shocking to me

Spent a lot of time there as a kid (grandparents lived there). It's not a city - or wasn't at one time - that would encourage an endorsement of a psychopath. Just strange to me, maybe not to those who live there now, or close by.

It IS, however, just south of Butler county.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:50 PM

5. US Rep John Katko (NY-24 Repuke) went public yesterday and said the same thing.

https://www.syracuse.com/politics/cny/2020/10/john-katko-of-course-trump-is-a-knucklehead-i-dont-like-him-as-a-person.html

Rep. John Katko used the final public forum of his campaign to tell voters that President Donald Trump is a “knucklehead” and that he doesn’t like the president, despite endorsing him for a second term.

Katko, R-Camillus, made his comments Thursday night in a virtual forum over Zoom sponsored by the Black Leadership Coalition of Syracuse.

The third-term Republican endorsed Trump, a fellow Republican, in January but has tried to make a distinction: He likes the president’s policies, but not his personality and rhetoric.

When asked at the forum why Black people should vote for Republicans in the election, Katko said he’s asking Central New Yorkers to vote for him, not his party or president.

“Of course, Trump is a knucklehead,?? Katko said. “And of course, I mean, I don’t like him as a person. I don’t like his rhetoric. I don’t like his lack of discipline. I’m more concerned about your pocketbook. I’m more concerned about your economic opportunity. And I’m more concerned about where we are going as a country.”


It's a bunch of BS and shows he's worried about his Democratic opponent, Dana Balter. It's too bad he was sorely lacking in good judgment that he jumped the gun and endorsed the Dumpster way back in January. Nice timing there, Katko! Idiot!

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:51 PM

6. This is not the traditional PPG. It changed in 2018 to proTrump editorial page

and he controls editorial content of it and Toledo Blade.

Both were fine news organizations till 2018. Keith Burris is a huge @sshole.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

7. It's OWNERSHIP!!!!!

Now owned by RW-owners and have been pushing the paper and staff to the right.
Look up "Rob Rogers" (cartoonist) - fired because he made too many tRump cartoons.
The ownership is now in a contract battle with staff.
Sad.......

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:56 PM

13. Thank you for that.. bc that's the only

way it's makes sense that's "it's the first time they've "endorsed a repub" since whenever.

I hope it Backfires!

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

8. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette executive editor Keith Burris

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 03:07 PM

10. Yep that explains a lot.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 03:09 PM

11. Who woulda thunk?!?!

thanks dalton99a

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:56 PM

14. Asshole.. & trump can stick his GD thumb

up his GD ass.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 03:06 PM

9. Newspaper endorsements don't have as much effect as they once did.

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:01 PM

15. It sure didn't in 2016

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 05:45 PM

12. That makes a whopping....sixth?

That makes a whopping 6 papers that have come out for Trump. The others are Sheldon Adelson’s (yeah - eff that guy) Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rupert Murdock’s (eff him too) New York Post, the packed with Reich-wing “Christians” Colorado Springs Gazette, the Spokesman Review (whose ‘endorsement’ began with “Trump is a bully and a bigot”), and the just-as-bad-as-the-New-York-Post, Boston Herald.

After four years the incumbent got all of six papers to back him. “Heckofajob!” someone might have said.

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Response to Grins (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:22 PM

16. And that brings back the old response:

"Consider the source!"

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