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Hard not to laugh at how the local paper contorts itself to endorse chamber picks

Hard not to laugh at how the local paper contorts itself to endorse chamber picks

In the 2010 campaign The World newspaper turned itself into a pretzel in order to endorse then chamber darling and incumbent Kevin Stufflebean for commissioner despite admitting he had been more than liberal with the truth from time to time. Challenger Andy Jackson was a mystery they said, because the then sheriff didn’t bother to sit down for an interview, so the paper chose a proven liar over the mysterious but nonetheless well known elected official, Jackson.

The paper also favored incumbent Nikki Whitty over challenger Larry Van Elsberg because of her breadth of experience yet is now critical of Bob Main and Randy Sanne for position one because they have government experience and are “county insiders”. Instead the paper favors yet another chamber favorite precisely because he has no experience or track record. Today, the paper supports yet another chamber pick, John Sweet for position two and widely expected to endorse Melissa Cribbens which may well be the death knell of her campaign amongst the general populace.

Happily, for position one the paper has a lousy track record of picking winners.

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3 Responses to "Hard not to laugh at how the local paper contorts itself to endorse chamber picks"

  1. aghast!  April 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    McKelvey was just as evasive with his answers last night at the forum as the rest of them. There is no one in position two I want. As for number 3 Loiselle blew it last night digging around for written answers. Messerle had prepared answers too

  2. The Reminder  April 18, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Poor MarkM. He supported all the corrupt follies the paper has endorsed. Verger, Roblan, Caddy and the port, thinking he would be endorsed by theworld. He should have kissed Barton just a little lower, if he wanted that paper to bless him.

  3. ima curious  April 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Weeks ago I told you of my $100 bet on Messerle, Cribbins and Sweet as daily bird cage liner endorsements.. Today I collected and will send money to a charity. Clarkie is the worst poker player on the planet. What benefits downtown Coos Bay and helps bird cage liner circulation and covers for unable to accomplish anything SCDC, is not necessarily good for the remainder of the county.


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