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Posted: 9/28/2004 9:51:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 9:52:31 AM EST by BenDover]
I thought this was amusing, simply because it made national headlines. Who gives a shit about the local paper in Crawford.

Small town politics at its finest.

news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040928/ap_on_el_pr/crawford_kerry

Tiny Crawford Newspaper Endorses Kerry

CRAWFORD, Texas - A tiny weekly newspaper that bills itself as President Bush (news - web sites)'s hometown paper has endorsed John Kerry (news - web sites) for president, saying the Massachusetts senator will restore American dignity.

The Lone Star Iconoclast, which has a weekly circulation of 425, said in an editorial dated Sept. 29 that Texans should rate the candidates not by hometown or political party, but by where they intend to take the country.

"Four items trouble us the most about the Bush administration: his initiatives to disable the Social Security (news - web sites) system, the deteriorating state of the American economy, a dangerous shift away from the basic freedoms established by our founding fathers, and his continuous mistakes regarding Iraq (news - web sites)," the editorial said.

The Iconoclast, established in 2000, said it editorialized in support of the invasion of Iraq and publisher W. Leon Smith promoted Bush and the invasion in a BBC interview, believing Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) possessed weapons of mass destruction.

"Instead we were duped into following yet another privileged agenda," the editorial said.

The newspaper praised Kerry for "30 years of experience looking out for the American people" and lauded his background as "a highly decorated Vietnam veteran."
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:56:04 PM EST
The LSI is not really a conventional newspaper, it's more of an add sheet with an occcasional editorial. They're given away free in a couple of gas stations.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:57:22 PM EST
Just shows that there are idiots in small towns too.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:06:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By BenDover:
I thought this was amusing, simply because it made national headlines. Who gives a shit about the local paper in Crawford.

Small town politics at its finest.

news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040928/ap_on_el_pr/crawford_kerry

Tiny Crawford Newspaper Endorses Kerry

CRAWFORD, Texas - A tiny weekly newspaper that bills itself as President Bush (news - web sites)'s hometown paper has endorsed John Kerry (news - web sites) for president, saying the Massachusetts senator will restore American dignity.

The Lone Star Iconoclast, which has a weekly circulation of 425, said in an editorial dated Sept. 29 that Texans should rate the candidates not by hometown or political party, but by where they intend to take the country.

"Four items trouble us the most about the Bush administration: his initiatives to disable the Social Security (news - web sites) system, the deteriorating state of the American economy, a dangerous shift away from the basic freedoms established by our founding fathers, and his continuous mistakes regarding Iraq (news - web sites)," the editorial said.

The Iconoclast, established in 2000, said it editorialized in support of the invasion of Iraq and publisher W. Leon Smith promoted Bush and the invasion in a BBC interview, believing Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) possessed weapons of mass destruction.

"Instead we were duped into following yet another privileged agenda," the editorial said.

The newspaper praised Kerry for "30 years of experience looking out for the American peoplehis self" and lauded his background as "a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, turned traitor." Fixed it

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:10:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:18:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 3:19:30 PM EST by SO-COM]
Every time I hear about the 'errosion of protected rights' from some liberal, I want to punch them in their gun grabbing face.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 4:00:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
The LSI is not really a conventional newspaper, it's more of an add sheet with an occcasional editorial. They're given away free in a couple of gas stations.



The Dallas Observer and San Antonio Current are a couple more examples. Most of their editorials peg the Socialist-meter – which is why they have to literally give them away. Nobody would ever actually buy a subscription (and most folks don't bother to pick up a second free issue after they read the first one).
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