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It comes as no surprise that The New York Times is endorsing Obama for President.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/opinion/24fri1.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin

“As tough as the times are, the selection of a new president is easy. After nearly two years of a grueling and ugly campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has proved that he is the right choice to be the 44th president of the United States.”  “Mr. McCain, whom we chose as the best Republican nominee in the primaries, has spent the last coins of his reputation for principle and sound judgment to placate the limitless demands and narrow vision of the far-right wing,” it said.

It is almost laughable that readers of the NY Times, didn’t already know that the paper itself, its editors and journalist are all biased against John McCain and have supported Obama from the first days he announced his candidacy.  Just this week the company, reported a 16 percent drop in advertising revenue at its news media group, also said it might write down as much as $150 million at its New England operations, underscoring the dismal state of newspaper advertising.  It isn’t just dismal advertising dollars, readers have already gotten the news dismal news somewhere else long before the New York Times comes out.  Between the net and TV, the pubic who might care about an issue finds stories everywhere else but in national newspapers.

In the case of The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/public/us , readers do manage to get features that are related to Wall Street and the finance industry. News articles, are in fact news and editorial opinions are found in the editorial section. 

If there are any undecided voters out there, certainly an endorsement of either candidate by The New York Times is not going to make a difference with less than two weeks to go until the election.  If you are still undecided, I suggest you do not vote.  http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/10/16/the-myth-of-the-undecideds/ Americans have endured two years of this getting to know the candidate through every means necessary.  Town Halls Meetings, debates, campaign ads, interviews, the web, blogs, etc.   I know enough that I question every reform platform and motive Obama has.  As a duly registered voter, I also question McCain’s policies and prior voting records but what I do not question is is his motive.  To both Obama and McCain, I question why 40% of workers do not qualify to pay taxes in the first place and why?   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/13/obama-tax-cut-refunds-those-who-dont-pay/ 

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/presidential-race/index.html is a reasonable place to compare the candidates. 

Educated voters by now have heard more than enough to make an educated decision in the voting booth.   In the long run, The Times have done its audience a favor in clearly labeling itself the slanted liberal paper the rest of us always knew it to be.

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