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Dear Arizona Leaders: You Screwed Up

Republic lambastes Brewer, McCain, Kyl for immigration fiasco

(Newser) - Newspaper decline or not, today's Arizona Republic would have had the paper boys of yore shouting "Extra! Extra!": In a virtually unheard-of front-page editorial, the paper calls out by name almost every state leader for "pandering to public fear" on immigration policy and "allowing the debate... More »

Times Cans Stein Over Credit Report Ads

(Newser) - Ben Stein has been booted from his job as a New York Times columnist for shilling for an online credit report service, Gawker reports. Stein touts the value of in television commercials, but the Times’ ethics policy states “it is an inherent conflict for a journalist to... More »

Alaska Paper: Baffling Move Smacks of 'Self-Service'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s reasons for leaving office early ring exceedingly hollow to the editors of the Anchorage Daily News. She “baffled Alaskans with her explanation that, having decided not to seek a second term, she doesn't want to be a lame duck until December 2010. That explanation is more... More »

Iranian Press Pushes for Mousavi's Arrest

Pro-regime papers may be laying ground for new crackdown

(Newser) - Several Iranian newspapers sympathetic to the regime have published articles blaming Mir Hossein Mousavi for recent violence, reports the Telegraph. The papers demand that the opposition leader be arrested for treason, a strategy that may be part of an effort to strengthen the position of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Meanwhile, the... More »

Old Gray Lady Grabs Obama by the Ear

Krugman, Friedman, Dowd, Rich, editorial board all pile on prez

(Newser) - The Obama administration bore an avalanche of criticism this weekend from the usually friendly New York Times. Influential columnists Paul Krugman, Frank Rich, Thomas Friedman, and Maureen Dowd—plus the paper’s editorial board—all piled on a president who “is increasingly overwhelmed, and not fully appreciative of the... More »

Geithner's Not Reassuring Anyone

They're not buying it, Tim

(Newser) - The financial world was desperate for answers yesterday, but what Timothy Geithner delivered “was a work in progress,” says the Washington Post editorial board, “more a concept than a plan, really.” It was like “Geithner at the Improv,” the Wall Street Journal agrees. Markets... More »

Congratulations, Mr. President

President Barack Obama. Who'da thunk it? Besides all the polls

(Newser) - “Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States: Like so many millions of Americans, we savor the phrase.” So begins the Washington Post’s gleeful editorial this morning, ushering in a “new political era,” under a president who seems ready for the monumental tasks before him.... More »

Papers Frothing Over 'No' Vote

Editorials mostly disparage Congress, Administration

(Newser) - As Monday’s “no” vote resounded down Wall Street, editorial writers across the country fired up their typewriters. Here’s what the country’s top papers are saying: 
  • Congress earned its 10% approval rating yesterday, the Wall Street Journal says, particularly Nancy Pelosi —“Tom Delay without
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News Writers Should Strive to Write as Much as Possible, Says Tribune Co.

Longer is better, right?

(Newser) - The Tribune Co., which as you have probably guessed is the company that produces the Chicago Tribune, among other newspapers, is bringing a revolution, or a big change, to the news business. Tribune Co.’s Chief Operating Officer, Randy Michaels, has decided to start measuring productivity by word count,... More »

Come Clean or Quit; Maybe Both

Should he go? What would it take to stay?

(Newser) - As Eliot Spitzer mulls his options, the editorial boards of the state's newspapers are weighing in:
  • Wall Street Journal: "The stupendously deluded belief that the sitting governor of New York could purchase the services of prostitutes was the last act of a man unable to admit the existence of,
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Scribe to Papers: Stop Endorsing

Getting behind pair of opposites—ie, Obama and McCain—is 'schizophrenic'

(Newser) - Newspapers should stop endorsing candidates, Philadelphia Daily News blogger Will Bunch writes, because the practice makes editorial pages look disingenuous. Most papers have been stepping up with one nod to a Democrat and another to a Republican, he notes; what could be more ridiculous than supporting Barack Obama and John... More »

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