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Utah newspaper endorses Obama over Romney
Washington Times ^ | 10/20/2012

Posted on 10/20/2012 9:43:26 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

One of Utah's largest newspapers, located in the heart of Mormon country, has endorsed President Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Mr. Obama on Friday in an editorial that praised the president for engineering passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to stimulate the economy and accused Mr. Romney of flip-flopping and being "willing to say anything to get elected."

The paper acknowledged that their choice may be surprising to some, considering Mr. Romney's Mormon faith and his leadership and financial turnaround of the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City.

The Tribune also endorsed Mr. Obama in 2008 and endorsed George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.

The article made brief mention of Mr. Obama's handling of the economy — arguing that it minimized long-term damage from the 2008 financial meltdown — but most of its words were spent accusing Mr. Romney of betraying his record as a bipartisan governor and successful businessman in an effort to cater to right-wing Republicans and wealthy donors.

While Utah is a majority-Republican state, its capital city of Salt Lake is considered largely left-leaning.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; slc; ut2012
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I thought for sure Romney would have this one sewn up..wow.
1 posted on 10/20/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

In this day and age what does the endorsement of any newspaper matter, I mean really?


2 posted on 10/20/2012 9:46:11 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Obama’s Hometown Jewish Newspaper Endorses Romney


3 posted on 10/20/2012 9:49:19 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Is this for real? If so, I am completely surprised. That paper better hope he does not get elected. They will be the last in line for press credentials.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 9:49:59 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: My Favorite Headache

Apoststasy- coming from the land of Apostasy.

One’s head swirls trying to make sense..

Oh wait, it coming clearer now..

The management/editors of the SLT are demon-possessed.

That’s it. We’re OK now.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 9:50:02 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

This was an intentional strike that Romney will have to answer and trounce since it so close to his heart. if examined I’m willing to bet it was placed by the Obama campaign


6 posted on 10/20/2012 9:51:12 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: My Favorite Headache
The article made brief mention of Mr. Obama's handling of the economy — arguing that it minimized long-term damage from the 2008 financial meltdown.

The Democrat Controlled Congress that came into power in 2007 had nothing to do with the financial meltdown now did it?? Obama LYING about cutting the deficit in half is not "flip-flopping" is it? Obama is a Democrat so lying to the American people is a resume enhancer and is expected!

7 posted on 10/20/2012 9:52:31 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: onyx

Utah and Chicago cancel out each other.
Which State is more important?


8 posted on 10/20/2012 9:53:19 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: My Favorite Headache
My prediction:

Numerous cancellation of subscriptions,

9 posted on 10/20/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: My Favorite Headache

Its a good thing that newspapers are a not for profit business...er...nevermind.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 9:56:04 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: My Favorite Headache

1) It’s a liberal paper.
2) They endorsed Obama in 2008.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 9:57:14 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jmacusa

This newspaper apparently has a very anti-Mormon history, so this isn’t a surprise. Utah is Romney’s anyway


12 posted on 10/20/2012 9:57:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: My Favorite Headache
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. It is very secular. The Salt Lake Tribune is very liberal.

I went to East High School in Salt Lake. Roseanne Barr and Martha Raddatz were classmates. So Salt Lake has plenty of liberals.

13 posted on 10/20/2012 10:02:13 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sorry to hear that. I would be disappointed if I were Romney. Lots of Mormons in Las Vegas too. No matter how much the president likes to hang out there, the Las Vegas Review Journal endorsed Romney. Maybe there are smart editors in Mormon towns and dumb ones in others.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: cruise_missile

This paper will not have a long business life —This will not go over well in Mormon Country! The Danites still live even if underground. Who will buy advertising from this rag?


15 posted on 10/20/2012 10:08:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: My Favorite Headache

This comes as no surprise to any of us living in Utah.

The SL Trib is as left as left can be. They’re the paper that helped give Salt Lake City Rocky Anderson as mayor.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 10:08:56 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: JimmyMc

You shouldn’t be surprised. Commies love commies—even more so when they live in very conservative areas.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 10:10:06 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
This comes as no surprise to any of us living in Utah.

The SL Trib is as left as left can be.

Article says they endorsed Bush in 2000 and 2004. Did they get bought or something?

18 posted on 10/20/2012 10:12:14 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

The paper will be aroung a long, long time. They do a good business serving the pinkos in Salt Lake and dishing out their Mormon-bashing hatred. Utah is not 100% Mormon nor 100% conservative throughout.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 10:13:41 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: OldNavyVet
if 1000 people cancelled right now a big msg would be made...

do it people...

20 posted on 10/20/2012 10:17:14 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cynwoody

That would be surprising to me if they did. They’ve long been anti-LDS, and fairly left-leaning.

Thee was an ownership change recently. Some hedge fund owns it now. But the editorial board has long been lefty.


21 posted on 10/20/2012 10:18:27 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: My Favorite Headache
and accused Mr. Romney of flip-flopping and being "willing to say anything to get elected."

Ouch!

That's telling it like it is.

22 posted on 10/20/2012 10:21:07 PM PDT by Rome2000 (NO ONE IN ROMNEYS DIRECT LINE HAS EVER SERVED THE UNITED STATES IN UNIFORM 170 YEARS)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
The Tribune was always considered the “Gentile” paper. The Deseret News was the LDS newspaper.
23 posted on 10/20/2012 10:21:57 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: Viennacon

I wonder how many people under the age of thirty-five even read a newspaper or know what one is. Think about what newspapers once were and what they are today.I think in twenty years or so they won’t even exist anymore.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 10:23:18 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: cynwoody

They also endorsed Obama in 2008. I can’t find it, but I’m guessing they endorsed Clinton back in 1996 as well.

This whole thing smells like an Obama-campaign orchestration. “Look everybody! A paper from te heart of Mormon country endorsed Obama over Romney! Wow! Romney’s campaign must be falling apart!” (No mention of the fact that the rag has leaned left in recent years and endorsed Obama four years ago.)


25 posted on 10/20/2012 10:29:17 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Thank you very much!


26 posted on 10/20/2012 10:33:20 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jmacusa

As SLC Tribune will find out, it can really matter to the newspaper’s revenue. They have probably enhanced their demise compared to other newspapers.


27 posted on 10/20/2012 10:34:24 PM PDT by JLS
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To: My Favorite Headache

Is this newspaper where some of the $15 MILLION is going that 0bama ‘borrowed’ from Bank of America?


28 posted on 10/20/2012 10:38:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: My Favorite Headache
William Dean Singleton (born August 1, 1951) is an American newspaper executive. He is the chairman of the board of directors of the Associated Press, on which he has sat since 1999.

He is also the founder, vice chairman and chief executive officer of MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States in terms of circulation, with 53 daily papers totaling 2.7 million subscriptions daily and 3 million on Sunday.

Additionally, he has been publisher of a number of MediaNews' dailies, including the Denver Post, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Detroit News.

29 posted on 10/20/2012 10:41:44 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Rome2000
"and accused Mr. Romney of flip-flopping and being "willing to say anything to get elected.""

Like saying Benghazi was a 'protest over a movie' rather than a terrorist attack?

30 posted on 10/20/2012 10:42:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: JLS
I was a twelve-year old kid with a Schwinn Typhoon bike delivering The Newark Star-Ledger(44 years ago, it was a liberal rag then and now) and a daily edition was 20 cents. Today the thing is a buck. So is The New York Post($1.25 Saturday,$1.50 on Sunday) and The New York Slimes is $2.50 daily. Who wants to pay that much for news that is already two to three days old while the thing is being printed? I think the only reason people buy newspapers is to do the Suduku puzzle.
31 posted on 10/20/2012 10:49:40 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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They still have newspapers? I would love to see one of those, remember them from my youth. They told you about the news that happened yesterday, about as good as it got before the internet.

(I am sort of kidding here)


32 posted on 10/20/2012 10:55:24 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: My Favorite Headache
While Utah is a majority-Republican state, its capital city of Salt Lake is considered largely left-leaning.

It is a.) the seat of government and b.) the home of the state university.

Thus, it is Madison, it is Austin, it is Columbus.

I.e., liberal...to the gills.

33 posted on 10/20/2012 11:05:02 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It’s all a matter of spelling in Utah. The Mormons will vote for Romney the morons will vote for 0bama.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 11:05:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: My Favorite Headache

I have read that Salt Lake City proper, as opposed to the metro area, is now majority non-Mormon. The Mayor is a far left Democrat and there is a culture among some subgroups of thumbing one’s nose at the LDS church.


35 posted on 10/20/2012 11:15:46 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Alden Global Capital owns this rag, looks like they have been buying newspapers from all over for awhile.


36 posted on 10/20/2012 11:15:46 PM PDT by Fpimentel
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To: My Favorite Headache

Everyone who allows the fools down at the local commie rag choose who you vote for raise your paw.


37 posted on 10/20/2012 11:21:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Choose Ye This Day; cruise_missile
How does such a left-leaning newspaper survive in Utah?

Speaking of Utah... how is the wonderful Mayor Mia Love doing in her Congressional race vs. Jim Matheson?

38 posted on 10/20/2012 11:22:13 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: nutmeg

There are enough lefties and Mormon-haters that it does a brisk business. That, plus its distribution and classifieds are joined together with that of the Church-owned paper, the Deseret News. That keeps their costs down.

Last I heard, Love had an edge over Matheson, which is unheard of in this state. The Matheson name is well-known and respected. Matheson is running LOTS of negative ads against Love, so we’ll see.

She’s not in my district. I’m in Jason Chaffetz’ district.


39 posted on 10/20/2012 11:32:34 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: okie01
Thus, it is Madison, it is Austin, it is Columbus.

That's a good way of looking at it. That's exactly what it is: A liberal enclave surounded by a vast ocean of conservatives.

40 posted on 10/20/2012 11:35:07 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: nutmeg
Went to school with Scott Matheson Jr. (Older brother). He went to East High too.

Mia is doing well according to the polls. She has $$ from outside of Utah.
Mormons love her. I am not a Mormon. But I think she would be a real thorn for liberals. My mother in law is a devout LDS and she really likes Mia.

A lot of liberals around Salt Lake that is how that paper survives.

There are more Mormons in California than in Utah.

41 posted on 10/20/2012 11:38:08 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: My Favorite Headache

I have Mormon neighbors and they are voting for Obama.


42 posted on 10/20/2012 11:39:52 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I have Mormon neighbors and they are voting for Obama.


43 posted on 10/20/2012 11:39:52 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Romney must have pissed off someone at that paper.. maybe a business deal of some sort? At any rate, I doubt that that newspaper’s endorsement is going to flip Utah to Obama, so one has to ask what’s the point?


44 posted on 10/20/2012 11:50:53 PM PDT by SquarePants
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To: cruise_missile

Carl Rove went to Olympus High in Salt Lake County. Class of 69 I think.


45 posted on 10/21/2012 12:06:36 AM PDT by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I'm an Awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Must be from the effects from all that Nuclear testing there in the 40’s 50’s.


46 posted on 10/21/2012 2:30:23 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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Nuclear Tests during the 40’s 50’s makes people go all Liberal....


47 posted on 10/21/2012 2:31:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: One Name

It’s from all those Nuclear tests out there in Utah.


48 posted on 10/21/2012 2:32:38 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: nutmeg
How does such a left-leaning newspaper survive in Utah?

It's the anti-Mormon newspaper and a lot of Mormons buy and read it along with the pro-Mormon newspaper.

49 posted on 10/21/2012 3:02:33 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: TigersEye

I have a big white button that says:

I’ll take the MORMON
Over the MORON

The ‘R’ in MORMON is the ROMNEY red, white and blue ‘R,’ AND THE ‘O’ IN MORON is BHO’s stupid logo.


50 posted on 10/21/2012 3:10:26 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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