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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Yellow Journalism

Is there a more worthless newspaper in the United States than the San Diego Union Tribune? Seriously, they have not a shred of journalistic integrity, objectivity or balance. During the shutdown, they hew pretty close to the tea party party line. Lately their editorials have come straight from the uber right Washington Times, the Moonie newspaper from the beltway.

Last week they ran a skeptic's view of global warming from the Heartland Institute right next to the  viewpoint of the widely accepted Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as if the flat earth wackos had some kind of scientific equivalence or standing. Can't wait until the paper takes a stand on creationism versus evolution.

Today they decided to do a hit piece on environmentalism, having not one but two lead columns blasting the evil greens, one by a guy named Kotkin, pronouncing environmentalists as being anti black, poor and hispanic, the other portraying the air control resources board as populated by evil and prevaricating regulators, one of whom might even be associated with a fugitive pedophile. Most papers would have a debate on such a subject, the U-T merely goes from bad to worse.They capped it off with an editorial blasting environmental regulations, pushing fracking, blah, blah, blah.

The paper should stick to promoting Manchester's restaurants and cronies and plastering his face all over the social pages and stop with the editorial page hatchet jobs that we have been getting so much of of late.

1 comment:

barbara said...

I couldn't agree with you more... well, yes I could.
I hate that rag. It even makes me miss The North County Times and The Blade Tribune and The Fallbrook Enterprise.
But I really do miss the old L.A. Times.
Barbara