22 October 2008

More on Bristol Herald Courier's endorsement of John McCain

As promised, I am back with my reaction to the endorsement of John McCain by the BHC.

My initial reaction was one of shock. We've all be privy to the heavy handed tactics employed by J. Todd and his crew on Morrison Avenue. However, given the passage of a few days, the endorsement is beginning to make sense. Bear with me on this one dear friend.

1.) McCain is attempting to foster a maverick image for the election. The editorial board is attempting to make itself look more centrist than what is reality. Kilo at Spark It Up hammers this home consistently. Their readership is dwindling. I have taken to reading the Kingsport Times News before even considering the BHC.

2.) J. Todd and his gang have consistently followed an extremist agenda concerning coal-related jobs in SWVA. Strange isn't it that after the Biden fiasco in Castlewood the BHC would back off from its hard left position on coal? 

3.) The guys at Media General have to be looking at the numbers from subscriptions. Thanks to Kilo for this insightful post.

Will this change a lot of minds? No.  The fact remains that the BHC has attempted to position itself as a centrist voice in the Mountain Empire. Don't read too much into this. After the election, J. Todd and his crew on Morrison will return to hard left editorials.

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