They all endorsed Melissa Bean for the 8th Congressional District seat.
But, voters ignored the newspaper endorsements.
They picked someone who represents their interests and not the liberal special interests of San Francisco.
They elected Joe Walsh.
That’s in spite of endorsements from the Northwest Herald, Daily Herald, the Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.
All of them were for the liberal, Bean.
Even after the election media bias showed.
ABC sent its reporter to Melissa Bean’s headquarters.
After that report, when it was looking like Bean might get beaten, the Channel 7 talking heads had to bring up Walsh’s financial problems.
The day after the election, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a photo of Melissa Bean, not Joe Walsh.
Two days after the election, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a story about the four Chicago-area Republicans who were newly elected.
The only one not smiling is Joe Walsh.
Same treatment in the Chicago Tribune Thursday.
And you thought the editors of newspapers only look out for the regular people by printing all-of-the-real-relevant-facts journalism?
Maybe if you are still attending 6th grade civics class.
If not then you may check out the facts yourself and go to other sources besides the newspapers. Guess what?
The internet is handy for this. I hope McHenry County Blog has been helpful.
Certainly from the spike in readership (over twice the normal daily hits), I’m led to believe it has been a useful reference tool.
I don’t remember any paper’s having compared Walsh’s education with Bean’s.
Walsh has a Masters degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. Bean has a Bachelors in political science from Roosevelt University
Couldn’t run anything that made Walsh look more qualified than Bean.
Well, it didn’t work.
That is, if vote totals count at the end of the day.
I guess many editors thought Bean was qualified because she voted for
- ginormous wasteful spending that created incredibly few private sector jobs
- new gigantic energy taxes
- Obamacare and the government takeover of healthcare
I guess ordinary people looked at the issues and ignored what newspaper editors wrote.
That’s happening more and more, national polling data says.
The Tribune did what amounted to a smear piece on Walsh about a week before the election.
Just in case you think no liberal “journalists” and editors work for the Trib. (Or maybe they were Carl Rove Republicans who believe if you’re not from the Establishment, you shouldn’t be in Congress.)
Endorsing Bean wasn’t enough in a close election for the Trib, apparently.
Anyone want to think that the Bean campaign, knowing the election was going to be close, didn’t push the papers to do a largely negative smear “info” article about Joe Walsh?
I almost forgot.
You are not supposed to research the facts on your own.
You are supposed to act not as adults, but as if you are in 6th grade civics class and believe all of the negative slant that’s given to you.
You are supposed to believe Bean really, truly is a “fiscal conservative” because a newspaper prints that liberal’s deceptive self-description.
You are supposed to believe Bean is a “moderate” because newspapers say it’s so in print.
Again and again and again.
People are smarter than this.
Even if editors and liberal staff writers choose to selectively ignore this when it comes to trying to get certain liberals–like Bean and Bill Foster–re-elected.
People can type McHenryCountyBlog.com into their browser and check out the facts.
Adults don’t need permission to do so.
They are no longer in 6th grade civics class.