The endorsement of Peters & Hickey prove, once again, why the Argus Leader SHOULD NOT be endorsing candidates

A couple of peas in a pod

Has the Argus Leader endorsed candidates in the past that are worthy of higher office? Sure. But as I have said on several occasions, they should not be in that business in the first place. Four people in a newsroom shouldn’t be telling people how to vote. Newsrooms should not be bias. Let us bloggers be partisan. Your job is to report THE NEWS and to state the facts. As I told political reporter, Jonathan Ellis of the AL in a podcast, (paraphrasing)

“If the Argus has space for endorsements they certainly have space to do profiles, and that is what they should be doing instead of endorsements.”

But let’s look at the matter at hand. District 9. Hopefully the majority of voters in that district don’t get the Argus Leader, and if they do they should ignore their endorsements;

Legislative District 9: Deb Peters, R-Hartford, for Senate; Bob Deelstra, R-Hartford, and Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls, for House

I’ve seen the Argus endorse a lot of yahoos in their day, but Peters and Hickey? OMG! Steve is a partisan hack who will have NO time for building coalitions in Pierre with people not only of a different party but people with a different philosophy all together. Who would want to work with a guy who calls our president ‘Obortion’. I could go on and on about Steve, but read it all for yourself. As for Peters, we have come to light in recent days how she feels about the common man.

Please, for the sake of humanity, the Argus needs to stop political endorsements. It’s kinda like that old saying, “If your friend told you to jump off a cliff . . .”


#1 Helga on 11.02.10 at 2:12 pm

Boggles the mind.

#2 l3wis on 11.02.10 at 2:22 pm

They just defended on the Argus 100 eyes show because the ED Board picked them from interview questions. I have a question, “Steve? Are you fucking nuts?”

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