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So, the question remains: What does the Seattle Times like about McGavick?

Repubs are natural born followers... Blethen coughs "republican value": money, they listen. Those folks know which side of the bread has the butter.

Posted by Phenics | October 23, 2006 1:22 PM

The Seattle Times has been a joke for a LONG time. Talk about worthless journalism. When most of the paper is poorly written AP articles and the articles the actual "staff" write usually read like a freshman's term paper....this whole "McGavick" endorsement seems to fit their style.

When will we find out they are endorsing Foskett?

Posted by Monique | October 23, 2006 1:26 PM

So the Seattle Times "ineptly failed" according DJ Feit. I say the song he's playing has "adroitly failed" to make me dance.

Pheonics-- Hey, let's butter 'em up. At least the Republicans are finally on the same 'page' (wink-wink)

Posted by Rocktober | October 23, 2006 1:33 PM

Nice post, Josh (no, I'm not being sarcastic). The legwork you did here makes it pretty damn clear what's behind this endorsement. The oped folks at the Times must be frustrated by this - maybe some would talk on record about it anonymously.

BTW - your recent article on Cantwell was a good read. I hope to see more stuff like this.

Posted by Sean | October 23, 2006 1:36 PM

Feit, way to go after them. Cheers.

However, I wouldnt be too surprised, after all, this is the same "newspaper" that endorsed Dubya.

Posted by SeMe | October 23, 2006 1:38 PM

Actually, look at Josh's entire sentence:

"Unfortunately, they ineptly failed to tell readers what “most of it” is."

Read it closely, it's a trip.

Posted by Rocktober | October 23, 2006 1:42 PM

Doublethink: The act of holding two mutually contradictory beliefs simultaneously, fervently believing both and being unaware of their incompatibility.

"To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies—all this is indispensably necessary."


See also: Seattle Times Editorial Board

Posted by Andrew | October 23, 2006 1:54 PM

Estate tax aside, my guess is that it's because he's a white, male CEO.

American culture has this weird love of CEOs, despite all the Enrons and others, the CEO has a special place people's hearts. They can't resist it.

Posted by My guess | October 23, 2006 2:00 PM

Josh, are you admitting that you made the change in the sentence?

Posted by Rocktober | October 23, 2006 2:38 PM


You pointed out a goofy usage error I made. I gladly fixed it. Thanks for the catch.

Um....are you okay?

Posted by Josh Feit | October 23, 2006 2:45 PM

Keep after 'em, Josh. I want everyone on the Times editorial board to know that their bullshit has been exposed. This was a Blethen call, pure and simple.

Posted by Fnarf | October 23, 2006 3:09 PM

People, if I'm not mistaken, I believe we are in the presence of an actual...REPORTER. Alert the media!

Posted by libbertine | October 23, 2006 3:40 PM

Josh, just a note - hate the new haircut.

Love the stories, tho.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2006 4:17 PM

Simple answer, Mr. Feit- gravitas. The opponent, though a female, has no gravitas and treats her campaign and staff as high schoolers for senior class president.

Posted by truth and justice | October 23, 2006 4:26 PM

Maria Cantwell is sincere. Mike McGavick is schmooze.

Gravitas? WTF?

Posted by Soupytwist | October 23, 2006 7:57 PM
16've never been better than what you've outlined here...good work.

Posted by Timothy | October 23, 2006 11:46 PM

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