Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Allen endorsement: News Leader, News-Virginian drop ball

Yesterday I wondered if the local newspapers, Staunton News Leader and Waynesboro News-Virginian, would carry the great news on their front pages of Senator George Allen's endorsement by African-American Democratic State Senator Benjamin Lambert.

Wonder no more. They dropped the ball.

They are quick to use the front page if they can tear down the Senator to pass along negative news even if it's "non" news. But to report something as important as the endorsement of a 28-year veteran to the state legislature, an important black leader in the Democratic Party, after coming off the "macaca" bruhaha?

Neither paper put the endorsement on the front page.

The News Leader buried it on the bottom of page 3. Not having hard copy of the News-Virginian, I couldn't find it online but perhaps they buried it somewhere in their paper.

What was on their front pages?

News Leader: "Grant named asst. super in Waynesboro," "Hispanics make market inroads in Valley," "Immigrants find business success," "Board tours Kate Collins construction," "Police identify victim in pool drowning death."

News-Virginian: Construction of middle school, Wayne theater rehabilitation update, Gang expert to visit area, Special Waste Collection Sept. 30, WWRC staff to hold fundraiser."

Hmm... No room for important information about our United States Senator? And even though it was related to the August non-news about him being a racist?

The liberal agenda of the mainstream media continues....

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