Skip to comments.Election choices cause rift in Crawford (paper loses subscribers)
Posted on 10/13/2004 12:03:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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See this Newspapers endorse 'wrong' guy
The Washington Times version was better
He had it comin.
Good. I hope they go out of business.
Have a link to the WT thread?
Also, the Houston Comical should know ALL ABOUT newspapers losing subsciptions because of their antiBush stance.
I'm waiting to hear how the paper's free speech is being trampled.
He he he. People are just voting with their feet.
I am sure they will say that at some point, click that link to the Wash Times version, its much better
I live about a hundred miles South of Crawford. There is no there there. It's not even a wide spot in the road. The only activity is when Bush is in .... (can't say town cause it isn't) ..... the area.
but I like rural areas
***....Most folks in Crawford, with a population of 705, wholeheartedly support the re-election of the man whose "Western White House" has made their speck on the map famous. Eighty-two percent voted for Mr. Bush in 2000.
The paper's publisher, W. Leon Smith, said he never expected such a hostile response. He knew "a person or two might pull an ad, that we might lose a subscriber or two."
"But this has turned a little more vicious," said Mr. Smith, 51.
More than a dozen area businesses have banded together to take out a two-page ad in a competing newspaper to endorse Mr. Bush, and all the stores in Crawford that had sold the Iconoclast have stopped doing so. ....***
Washington Times Bump!
I wonder how he was bought off by Kerry's campaign.
The man owns another paper and it sounds as if it reliably leftist. Its just probably his own bias coming through.
Isn't free speech and free market great! Capitalism, wonderful, wonderful. :)
There is apparently a competing paper. I wish all cities could say that
I'd bet my bottom dollar that the Iconoclast didn't get even one piece of hate mail and that the Houston Chron is calling any letter that disagrees with the Iconoclast's endorsement, "hate mail."
Notice that Smith calls people's behavior toward him "vicious" and the Houston Chron calls their communications with the paper "hate mail," but neither will give specific examples. I find that exceedingly odd. You would think that if people had done things that were "vicious" and "hateful," Smith and the Chron would be more than eager to tell their readers just what those things were. But no. No, they're keeping all that a deep, dark secret, aren't they?
Oh, but the Houston Chron calls him a fervid (FERVID!) Reagan "admirer." So that means he must have just been forced by facts to reverse gear and support kerry instead the man he reportedly voted for in 2000. Right? Hey, wait a minute -- how come the Chron didn't say Smith voted for Reagan? How come they don't say he supported Reagan? Wouldn't they have said that if he had voted for him and supported him? All they say is that he fervidly admires him (present tense). Oh, I get it! We're supposed to conclude from that that he actually voted for Reagan and not for Carter and Mondale (past tense). Now, that's really tricky. I like that!
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