Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Times Playing Safe With Endorsements

The other day, the New York Times endorsed Fernando Ferrer for the Democratic nomination in the New York City mayoral race. The Politicker looks into it further.

Ferrer, like the other Democrats in the race, is a flawed candidate. The Times denounces his proposal to finance education through a new tax on stock trades, however, the page does not go on to detail why it's against that idea. It summarizes Ferrer's accomplishments in the least flattering language possible, making sure that readers don't give the former Bronx president too much credit for the economic improvements that he presided over. The conclusion is simple: [Ferrer is bad but the others are worse].

Perhaps this is because the Times plans to endorse Bloomberg? They endorsed Democrat Mark Green last election, in 2001, but are the Democrats of this race too tarnished from scandal and generic stances to win the approval of the most prestigious mainstream newspaper in the US? Like Christopher Shays of Connecticut, it seems that Mike Bloomberg is another Republican who can count on the support of the New York Times.


At 9:55 AM, Blogger Sergeant-At-Arms said...

If your blog is entitled Jersey Perspective, then why are you talking about NY City mayoral candidates?

At 11:03 AM, Blogger MyManMisterC said...

Damn Sarge, why you gotta blow my guys up like that?

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Thanks for the comment pal. Read the banner and you'll understand.

- Jersey Perspective

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Now we know who our true friends are. Mr. C, we'll remember this.

-- Jersey Perspective

At 4:10 PM, Blogger MyManMisterC said...

Hey the sarge is a good man, he served this country in Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield with the First Marine Expeditionary Unit and I was part of his wedding party.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Sergeant-At-Arms said...

Whoa now. I've been friends with Matt for a number of years and want to continue for years and years to come, so I will stand up for (well not for, but with him) him. Don't knock him for something I said. We all have varied opinions, no matter how similar or different they appear. My point was that based on your title I would expect, and would want, to read tidbits of info. about state and local politics. That is one thing wrong with N.J. Too many residents don't care about their own front and backyards! Screw N.Y. and screw D.C. You may work there but you live here.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger MyManMisterC said...

You guys crack me up

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Sam said...


I think you misunderstood me. But anyway, thanks for reading. No hard feelings meant toward either of you.

-- Jersey Perspective

At 1:29 PM, Blogger MyManMisterC said...

I understood you weren't threatening me, the Sarge on the other hand has taken too many shots to the head and is too busy changing diapers these days.


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