Oct 22, 2012
George Leroy Tirebiter
commented on The Stranger Election Control Board’s Endorsements For the November 6, 2012, General Election
Really Troy Kelley? I am by no means a James Watkins fan, but Troy Kelley is well known to be wholly unethical. Do you really believe that he settled a "frivolous" lawsuit by paying off the the other side just to put it behind him. And yet you have the gall to call everyone not agreeing with you as stupid. I am just saying if the shoe fits, wear it.
The allegations against Troy Kelley are not just baseless allegations, many of the charges against Kelley are quite well detailed by other traditionally liberal media. If Troy Kelley was a republican candidate The Stranger would have excoriated this guy with an entire issue devoted to detailing his nefarious acts, but as a Democrat you endorse him without even addressing his previous wholly unethical behavior?
I will admit that I am not a democrat. While I share a kinship on most social issues with democrats, I find big labor as repugnant and ignorant as big business. I am also not enamoured of fiscal irresponsibility (believe me, I understand that neither party has any claim to fiscal responsibility) or big government. However, I would rather deal with an ethical person with whom I disagree than a charlatan.
I try and reglarly read your paper to balance other news with that of a more liberal bent that you supply. I will also note that I never watch Fox News because I generally demand honesty and ethics in journalism. However, this election issue that substitutes name calling for analysis and endorses an unethical and unqualified candidate causes me to question your future journalistic value.