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Check out the front page of today's Des Moines Register
Michelle Malkin ^ | October 26, 2012

Posted on 10/26/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT by Zakeet


As you view this, recall that the Register is a Gannett rag with a somewhat left of center readership and a management that is mainstream media to its core.

Then remind yourself that Iowa is a key swing state.

Then ask yourself if the front page might indicated that the Royal Maroon is in a little bit of trouble


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: desmoines; election; iowa

I don't care what you right wing nuts think ... I'm sticking with my winning message of binders, bayonets, and Big Bird!

1 posted on 10/26/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Excellent!

That just about captures it; 0bama's negativity, hate, and division versus Romney's optimism, patriotism, and unity!!!

2 posted on 10/26/2012 10:13:58 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Zakeet

The Register barely covers Polk and Warren Counties. It once called itself the
“Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon,” but now has become a hallowed out hulk.

Any reporter with beat knowledge was laid off or encouraged to leave years ago.


3 posted on 10/26/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Zakeet
That front page photo of a scowling Obama opposite a photo of a grinning Romney plus the captions that include 'criticism' under Obama's photo and 'optimism' under Romney's say it all with both pictures and words. The contrast is stark and whether or not it was intended, the front page of the Des Moines Register is akin to an endorsement of Romney. I love it!
4 posted on 10/26/2012 10:27:40 AM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Zakeet

The page ran yesterday.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 10:36:06 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Zakeet
The paper knew who obama is from the start, so I think it's funny that obama burned them with the "off the record" interview.

Welcome to the party, but one front page hit pic isn't going to make up for supporting him for more than four years now.

For better or worse, we're on the same side now, because what do you think he'll do to you if he wins again? He will introduce you to your karma. Ha!

Like I said, welcome to the party...only this time it's not the communist/progressive party you've been endorsing for the last few decades.

6 posted on 10/26/2012 10:50:57 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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7 posted on 10/26/2012 10:52:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

BTTT !!


8 posted on 10/26/2012 10:55:37 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Zakeet
The cornered rat look on Obama's face, made me wonder:

If/when he loses, will Eric Holder pick him up with the white Bronco filled with incriminating evidence... to head for the Mexican border?


9 posted on 10/26/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

His eyes show he has no soul.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 11:10:30 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Zakeet
I don't care what you right wing nuts think ... I'm sticking with my winning message of binders, bayonets, and Big Bird!

You missed one - binders, bayonets, Big Bird and Biden! (Biden is a loser worth all three of the others.)

11 posted on 10/26/2012 11:21:09 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat
Binders, bayonets, Big Bird, Biden and birth control.
12 posted on 10/26/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: Jim Scott; Zakeet

I’m almost proud of my old hometown newspaper. When I was a kid in the late 1940’s I had one of their newspaper routes; one summer in my teens I had my own lawn care business and ‘Sec’ Taylor, then the Sports Editor for the Register, was one of my regular clients; and later, while in college I worked on the ‘complaint desk’ in the circulation department. In those days the Register was generally considered to be a balanced rag with leanings to the right, but that was all before Gannett.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Zakeet
Romney looking forward.

Obama looking back over his shoulder.

Just about says it all.

14 posted on 10/26/2012 11:27:36 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Zakeet
Meatloaf with Romney in Defiance, OH last night!


15 posted on 10/26/2012 11:36:03 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: MamaB

True. He is a callous and evil person (notice I didn’t say ‘man’). This traitor is an agent for Islam. “The future does not belong to those who insult the Prophet of Mohammed” is not something an AMERICAN president would say.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

I was a paperboy for the Register and Tribune too. Back in the mid 70s for a year or two. I delivered the Tribune. The Register was the morning paper and the Tribune was the evening paper. They put out the paper twice a day. If you delivered the evening paper you had to also deliver the Sunday morning paper. That meant getting up at 3:00 AM and finishing your route before dawn.

Back then it was a good paper. It was locally owned and many of the articles were evenly reported. No bias. But when Gannett bought them they stopped the Tribune publication and just switched to once a day printing of the Register. That is when it took it’s liberal turn. Since that time I have considered it worthless for anything more than lining a cat box or bird cage.

It’s not worth the cost to buy it or the time to read it. If one decides to read a copy then they had better be on blood pressure meds because it will send any decent person over the edge.

This front page article might be just a anomaly where they let the truth slip out. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting to see them do that again. I hope I am wrong, but I doubt I am.


17 posted on 10/26/2012 1:06:11 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Jim Scott

Romney looks like a winner — actually like he’s already won. The pure evil in Hussein shows on his face. Great comparison photos.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 1:24:28 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam
Romney looks like a winner — actually like he’s already won. The pure evil in Hussein shows on his face. Great comparison photos.

I agree with your assessment of the selected photos but bear in mind any newspaper photog could capture and run photos that showed the exact opposite personas on the part of each. It might be a little harder to catch Romney frowning these days but not impossible. Still photos can be used to create any kind of impression as every FReeper knows. Still, it is amazing the Register chose this pair of photos to run on the front page.

19 posted on 10/26/2012 1:36:12 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The crowd around obama looks like a bunch of idiot children, while Romney has adults around him.
20 posted on 10/26/2012 2:08:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: History Repeats

“I was a paperboy for the Register and Tribune too. Back in the mid 70s for a year or two. I delivered the Tribune. The Register was the morning paper and the Tribune was the evening paper. They put out the paper twice a day.”

When I delived the paper I did both the Register and the Tribune...and of course the Sunday Register. We also had to collect each week from each customer...there were very few ‘office pays’. Still, good days then. And lest I forget, during the week we folded the papers so we could toss them to the front door from the sidewalk...except where a customer had given us special instructions on where to put the paper.

And by the way, I remember the Presidential Campaign of 1948. I saw both Dewey and Truman during that time. And of course we all thought Dewey was going to win. But Truman’s whistlestop tour of the midwest farm states just prior to the election won it for Truman. That ain’t gonna happen this time. The challenger is doin’ it. And here in Ohio we are getting lots of attention...


21 posted on 10/26/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Zakeet

If 0bama wins, Benghazi will spawn children.


22 posted on 10/26/2012 2:54:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: JediJones

Binders, bayonets, Big Bird, Biden and birth control. Oh My!


23 posted on 10/26/2012 3:31:05 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: newfreep

This is great. I’ve always thought meat Loaf was a tremendously underapreciated singer. I’d say in his prime he had the best rock voice this side of Freddie Mercury.

And a friend of mind was in a national fantasy baseball league. Meat Loaf is really into that. It was a big stakes deal where you paid $1,500 entry fee with a chance for big payoffs. There were three local drafts, one of which was in Vegas where my friend (and Meat Loaf) participated. He said he was a super good-natured and down to earth guy, joking with everyone and that you wouldn’t know he was a celebrity at all by his demeanor. I’ve always like him and am really glad to see he’s supporting the GOP candidate.

Hank


24 posted on 10/26/2012 11:16:17 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: MamaB
I agree. I can't remember when I've seen someone with the deep, penetrating, dark evil stare that this POS often displays. I wonder what the late Malachy Martin would have said about obozo, if Martin had had the opportunity to meet obozo in person. Mr. Martin, a former priest, had the ability to see and feel evil in people he had encountered, whether it had been by introduction, or just walking down a street and passing by people. Mr. Martin wrote a few books and was a frequent guest on Coast to Coast. He was a kind man, and I looked forward to whenever he was on CtoC. He died under suspicious circumstances, and it was felt that he may have put the fear into someone in power, who wished not to be revealed for the evil he was, and so Mr. Martin lost his life.
25 posted on 10/27/2012 1:41:52 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Jim Scott

I’m thinking the header at the top of the page is no accident either “..holiday events from merry to scary”


26 posted on 10/27/2012 1:53:10 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Zakeet

Those pictures say it all, don’t they? BO looks scared and lost in the crowd. Romney looked buoyant and optimistic and energized by the crowd.


27 posted on 10/27/2012 1:56:04 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Zakeet

The Register has not endorsed a Republican since Nixon in 1972. This is big.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 8:08:33 PM PDT by PLK
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To: drpix

I dont think they will head for Mexico too many dead Mexicans from fast and furious weapons...


29 posted on 10/27/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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