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The Republican StarTribune

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 21, 2012

When reading a recent blog post by Nick Coleman, this passage jumped out at me:

Charles W. Bailey, my first editor, ran the Minneapolis Tribune from 1972 to 1982, when he fell on his sword rather than carry out the wishes of the bean counter in the publisher’s office, a small-time Republican pol from Massachusetts named Donald Dwight who had been that state’s Lieutenant Governor but who would spend a long time hiding in his Star and Tribune publisher’s office ducking a subpoena from a Massachusetts corruption probe.

But but but all the conservative wingnuts out there say that the Strib just hated Republicans until DJ Tice came along! How can this be? Does this mean that wingnuts are liars, stupid, or both?

Nick’s response:

The Cowles family came from respectable Iowa business roots; they were good Burghers who thought that what was good for business was good for Minnesota. Altho the Strib might have been considered “liberal” on some social issues, such a Civil Rights and the women’s movement, it was never ahead of the curve on those issues but rather plodded along supporting change, as long as it didn’t go too far. Meanwhile, all the time, the Strib supported policies and politicians good for Dayton’s and Cargill and 3M and…good for the StarTribune. A friend of mine who used to work at the newspaper with me told me he had counted more than 150 fervid editorials supporting new stadia for pro sports franchises. I would bet that number is well over 200 by now. The right-wing attacks on the “Red Star” were never based upon reality but reflected the mouth-foaming views of the crazies who wanted to silence the StarTribune’s criticism of the extremists who were taking over and still control the MN GOP. Those efforts to gag the paper have, in large measure, succeeded.

That’s why you’ll never see at the Strib stories like this one about ALEC’s fingerprints being all over the MN GOP caucus’ legislation, at least not until the Strib’s forced to cover them; just as they were late to the party on the Fall of the House of Sutton, they have been bringing up the rear on the Sviggum conflict of interest scandal too.

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Tim Pawlenty = Sarah Palin. So Says The Nickster.

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 23, 2011

Here. Nick Coleman.

Is good blog. You read. Learn.

Me now scuffle off to bed. Get sleep.

You be warned. Gutshot Tim sucks rocks. Like Grifter woman from Alaska.

That is all.

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