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Feb 2 junipero commented on Two Major Departures Ahead of Seattle Times Layoffs on Friday.
@2 as a white male myself I'm not saying that others like me can never share my values. My point is that one reason the Seattle Times doesn't share my values is because the editorial staff lacks diversity of background.
Feb 2 junipero commented on Two Major Departures Ahead of Seattle Times Layoffs on Friday.
This is good news. One of the biggest problems at the Times is a white, largely male, staff of editors who help ensure the paper's stories are written from a position of privilege and protection of the status quo, mocking progressive efforts to achieve change. The Times does have some good reporters but their work is systematically undermined by the editors. While it would be inappropriate for Seattle residents to give their money to the Times right now, that could change if the editorial ranks - on both the newsroom and opinion sides of the wall - are replaced with people who share our values.
Jan 23 junipero commented on Newcomers! Get Up to Speed on Seattle Politics.
Good overview except for the whole Seattle Times thing. Do not under any circumstances give them a dime of your money - unless you're the type who thinks Fox News is a fair and accurate source of news. The Seattle Times hates you and everything you believe, and that's true on the news side as well as the editorial side. Don't encourage them. The longer people in Seattle refuse to subscribe, the closer the Times gets to finally cracking and realizing they can't survive as a right-wing paper in a left-wing city.
Jan 7 junipero commented on After Buyouts and Layoffs, Nearly Two Dozen People Will Leave the Seattle Times Newsroom.
No self-respecting Seattle resident should be giving their money to the Seattle Times. Their right-wing editorial page, which spits in the face of our city's values, is reason enough to not subscribe. But their news side isn't much better. Their stories are repeatedly biased, especially against progressive ideas and against social justice. Some of this comes from biased reporters, but a lot of it comes from biased news editors. It's not that the editorial page dictates news coverage, it's more that the editors on both sides of the wall share the same biases, and that's likely a deliberate result of Frank Blethen's hiring decisions.

In any case, subscribing to the Seattle Times is no different than writing a check to Fox News. Don't do it. Withhold your money until they are forced to make substantial changes in how they cover our community.
Jan 6 junipero commented on Pramila Jayapal Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Country, Block Trump During Final Electoral Tally.
So, this wasn't "Biden shutting her down" - Biden was legally required to cut off these objections, which came from several women of color and others in the House, because a Senator needed to support the objection and not a single Senate Democrat would. Of course Republicans laughed: they suppressed votes and got away with it. Kudos to Rep. Jayapal and the others who stood up for voting rights when nobody else would.
Nov 6, 2016 junipero commented on Fuck This Fucking Guy: Robert Satiacum, the Washington State Democratic Elector Who Won't Vote Clinton.
This guy is a Native American leader who is watching as Hillary helps break treaties by refusing to condemn and oppose the DAPL. What the fuck does he owe Hillary? Maybe when she honors the treaties and fights back against the pipelines, Satiacum - whose family helped lead the Native American rights movement here - will decide she's earned his vote.

Seriously, calling him a BernieBro is pretty damn offensive.
Oct 17, 2016 junipero commented on Governor Jay Inslee Lands Coveted Endorsement for Re-Election from Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Jay Inslee is the classic example of a high-fiving white guy. (I mean that as a compliment.) Bill Nye should have endorsed him with that persona instead of the Science Guy.
Oct 17, 2016 junipero commented on Citing Her June Position on Conversion Therapy, SEAMEC Revokes Erin Jones's Rating and Endorses Chris Reykdal.
How the fuck can you be against banning conversion therapy?! Wow. Maybe this is why Washington State Republican Party chair Susan Hutchinson supports Erin Jones?
Sep 1, 2016 junipero commented on To Us, Erin Jones Says She Made Mistakes. To Her Funders, She Says We Twisted Her Words..
I'm honestly amazed at this - Erin continues to say different things to different audiences, depending on what she thinks they want to hear.
Sep 1, 2016 junipero commented on An Open Letter From Erin Jones to The Stranger.
All you need to know about this story is that Erin and her supporters are spending their time attacking anyone who criticizes Erin or even raises concerns about her, including the Stranger - rather than making it clear they are fully committed to the cause of LGBTQ rights, especially in schools. They've forgotten that the folks who we need to be protecting are LGBTQ kids, rather than any particular candidate for office.