Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Watch Those Editorials Carefully, Too.

Have you ever noticed how conservative-leaning editorial boards in the mainstream media are quick to warn the public about "special interest group" endorsements of candidates when those groups are labor unions, but how they seem unalarmed by pro-business special interest groups' endorsements? The Chamber of Commerce is no less a special interest than is the Education Association.

In point of fact, the mainstream media is itself a special interest group, and its editorial boards are likewise "forces," to use City Paper terms, that also flex their muscle to influence the outcome of Council and School Board races. And red-flagging labor special interests to the exclusion of pro-business special interests is itself an attempt to influence election outcomes. In an election season, always beware of editors bearing warnings.

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