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The Seattle Times has one, and only one, interest: cutting taxes on the Blethen family. Everything else they publish is noise.
Posted by maddogm13 on January 21, 2013 at 4:09 PM · Report this
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Wait, are you saying that the Seattle Times isn't fair and balanced?
Posted by Astounded on January 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM · Report this
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I surprised Dominc was able to type this post while still wiping McGinn's semen off his chin......
Posted by Slurpy Journalists? on January 21, 2013 at 4:24 PM · Report this
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Coming from McGinn's lapdog this is pretty laughable.
Posted by bigyaz on January 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
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Pot, meet kettle.
Posted by Dom is so McGinn's butt boy on January 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM · Report this
fletc3her 6
While I agree in part, the Times is certainly not "conservative" in the modern political meaning of the word. They did run their own ads for McKenna, but they also ran ads to defeat Ref. 74.
Posted by fletc3her on January 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM · Report this
mrbarky 7
This is really worrying. Gov. McKenna should do something about this.
Posted by mrbarky on January 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 8
@4) In addition to my criticisms of McGinn that I linked in this post, you will recall I've also criticized his botched car tab plan, his failure to appoint an OPA director, and, on his preference for a court monitor, I said, "an objection from McGinn and the SPD should indicate who we should choose."
Posted by Dominic Holden on January 21, 2013 at 4:50 PM · Report this
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Nice work Dom.
Posted by Slog Tipper David on January 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM · Report this
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Seattle Times needs to not be what it is, winter shouldn't be so chilly, water is too darn wet. Got it.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM · Report this
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@6, Since when is a pro-austerity/privatization/deregulation, anti-union, anti-taxation, corporate chilling rag like the Seattle Times not conservative?
Posted by anon1256 on January 21, 2013 at 5:35 PM · Report this
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The Times hasn't updated its story since 3:10 p.m.
Your original story published just after 4.
So really, your update was to let everyone know you misread the story?
Posted by pkbrown on January 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM · Report this
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This only matters because too many people still rely on the Seattle Times for information. The number is declining, just not fast enough.
Posted by don't believe the seattle times on January 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 14

@12) I posted a screen grab of the original story--leading with a quote from Burgess instead of McGinn--after the jump. So there's no misreading on my part.

Posted by Dominic Holden on January 21, 2013 at 6:12 PM · Report this
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@13 But their sports coverage is excellent and not like the stranger covers sports.
Posted by Seattle14 on January 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM · Report this
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I don't really understand how anyone from The Stranger can justify criticizing another newspaper's political bias.
Surely you are self aware enough to realize that the Slog is the left's answer to Drudge.

What the Seattle Times is doing is messed up, but ya'll are sitting high and mighty in your crystal castle, and the cracks are starting to show. It kinda, sorta is totally undermining your credibility.

I don't really understand what you're mission statement is at The Stranger, but objective news is clearly not the most important issue.
Posted by NancyBalls on January 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM · Report this
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dom, i laughed when i read this but i know its nothing, but seriously go to the pdc and look up who filed this thing and keep your eye on that guy for real the next 2 years and goldy too. its those freedom foundation guys.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsno…

Posted by tim koch on January 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM · Report this
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like you they have an agenda, but not one that i want to see too too much of implemented. these guys are going to try and hold up future school funding in court somehow i know it. these next 2 years are gonna be weird.
Posted by tim koch on January 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM · Report this
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@14: Your screen grab says 2:36 p.m.
The Times page when I looked and commented above said they updated the story at 3:10 and not since. Your post went up at 4:02.
You still are wrong. At the very least, they reposted while you were writing and you didn't check again. And then your update was mischaracterized.
Posted by pkbrown on January 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM · Report this
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The Stranger is slamming the Seattle Times for being opinionated? I'll give the Seattle "progressives" this much: When they gave you those humorectomies, they also removed your shame bones. In for a dime, in for a dollar!
Posted by Mister G on January 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 21
McGinn is in the weird position of being a man without a country, or rather he's a man with a country, but somehow a bunch of phonies have seized the border and won't let him in.

He came into office with a single mandate, and a clear majority of the popular vote...and he has been steamrolled by the same tax-licking bloodsuckers who ignore 2/3rds majority initiatives in their efforts to line their pockets and give away the store for pennies on the dollar to their cronies and "associates".

It's almost like McGinn is the only "real" person in politics and these other people are sitting around, taking up space, eating everything in the refrigerator and making a mess. In other words, doing the exact opposite of what democracy expects!

People must wonder...will they ever leave...?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on January 21, 2013 at 7:39 PM · Report this
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hey man. we have only just begun kicking the living crap out of what remains of the racist tea party. i am gonna speed that up some on my end too. i don't like bigots. thats the long and short of it there.
Posted by tim koch on January 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM · Report this
JonnoN 23
@16 that is a masterpiece
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on January 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM · Report this
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Old news to those of us paying attention, but a big problem for democracy since the public at large has no idea.

So, what do we do about it?
Posted by Morganb on January 21, 2013 at 10:41 PM · Report this
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The Times will no doubt pay for a full-page ad for Burgess.
Posted by sarah70 on January 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM · Report this
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The Seattle Times has REALLY gone downhill recently. Or maybe they were always that way and I just didn't notice. Either way, this kind of journalism is reprehensible.
Posted by Tyro on January 22, 2013 at 3:49 AM · Report this
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i really love that people don't understand the difference between the times' and the stranger's objectives. just because they are both made out of paper does not mean they are attempting to achieve the same goals, represent the same things, or have the same context. reading comprehension yo!
Posted by giygas on January 22, 2013 at 6:43 AM · Report this
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I realize that print-news is a dying industry, but this situation is crying out for an opportunist to come in, start a new mainstream (sorry Stranger, you've already got the alt-weekly thing down pat, and I salute you for it) newspaper, focus it just left of center, provide thoughtful editorials (left, right, or otherwise, as the ST can't even rise to basic competence), and drive those morons into irrelevancy (if they're not there already). A little competition is a healthy thing, you know.
Posted by bitethemailman on January 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM · Report this
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Dom doesn't mind bias. He just minds blatant bias he disagrees with.

@8 -- "I'm not completely in love with McGinn. I once asked him nicely to match his socks right before I rubbed his cock and balls all over my infatuated face."
Posted by six shooter on January 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM · Report this
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#28 is obviously someone who knows nothing at all about the newspaper business
Posted by Mister G on January 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 31
Suburban Times is just jealous that we love our Mayor.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM · Report this

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