Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mi-Ai Parrish, Arizona Republic publisher: More than a year ago, The Republic's editorial board began taking a stand against the actions and positioning of Donald Trump. In piece after piece, we made it clear that his principles weren't conservative. They were bad for the party, bad for Arizona, dangerous for America. But in its more than 125 years, The Republic had never endorsed a Democrat for president. So, over the many months of the campaign, we found ourselves with this question: Endorse no one, or endorse a Democrat for the first time in our history? We made our choice soberly. We knew it would be unpopular with many people. We knew that, although we had clearly stated our objections to Trump, it would be a big deal for a conservative editorial board in a conservative state to break ranks from the party. We chose patriotism over party. We endorsed the Democrat. And then the reaction started pouring in. Threats against our business. Threats against our people.

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Outstanding piece.

#1 | Posted by TheTom at 2016-10-16 12:31 PM | Reply

Superb.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-16 12:59 PM | Reply

Courage.
Class.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-16 01:02 PM | Reply

We chose patriotism over party.

Treasonous!

Sincerely,

RNC

#4 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-16 01:08 PM | Reply

Trump is truly bringing out the very worst in some folks and the very best in others.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-16 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

I've never minded conservatives, it's the ideological extremes of rwingers (and some lefties whom I agree with ideologically but not strategically] that have always been the problem children.

It just might be that this experience with Trump may make conservatives stand up and take back from rwingers what they have lost over the years. A good conservative party interested in what is best for the country and a good liberal party with the same attitude is actually closer to what we had after WWII.

They fought politically, but drew the line at making the country suffer to get what they wanted. That all changed with Reagan and Irving Krystol's Starve the Beast.

Maybe we can go back again.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2016-10-16 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"That all changed with Reagan and Irving Krystol's Starve the Beast."

I think the change first occurred with Nixon who committed treason just to prevent Humphrey from benefitting from peace in Vietnam.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-16 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


That editorial is superb, and definitely worth a read or two.

...But the journalists I introduced you to here walk into the newsroom every day to do their jobs.

When they do, they pass by an inscription that fills an entire wall, floor to ceiling. It is 45 words long. It is an idea that is in my thoughts a lot these days.

It is the First Amendment.

 

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2016-10-16 01:45 PM | Reply

Isn't Arizona one of the few Western States solidly in the Trump camp?

#9 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-10-16 02:54 PM | Reply


I don't know if I'd say, "solidly."

www.realclearpolitics.com

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2016-10-16 03:19 PM | Reply

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#10 - You may find this even more interesting:
www.electoral-vote.com
Arizona:
Clinton 43%
Trump 42%
(main site: http://www.electoral-vote.com )

#11 | Posted by YAV at 2016-10-16 03:29 PM | Reply

Oh, once but some at least have caught on.

#12 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-10-16 04:43 PM | Reply

A calm, reasoned response. Calm and reason are two attributes some Trumpers know little about. The worst part of this election is the spawning of a small fraction of citizens who think shouting and violence will be appropriate actions when they see their candidate trampled by voters nationwide...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2016-10-16 05:13 PM | Reply

There are people from one political party–ONE–making these threats. Call it what you will, but the source of these threats is the vitriol from the man that 40% think should be the next President. God help us all.

#14 | Posted by e1g1 at 2016-10-16 05:35 PM | Reply

@#9 -- The GOP operative quoted in this story doesn't believe Arizona's electoral votes will go to Trump:

www.nbcnews.com

#15 | Posted by DCTexan at 2016-10-16 11:13 PM | Reply

This just escalates things. The proper response was to ignore them. Don't feed the trolls.

#16 | Posted by soheifox at 2016-10-16 11:22 PM | Reply

It cracks me up, these stupid neocons would rather lose!

#17 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-16 11:25 PM | Reply

Every newspaper deals with cranks. Not all of them go all out in patting themselves on the back for it.

#18 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-17 09:41 AM | Reply

Every newspaper deals with cranks. Not all of them go all out in patting themselves on the back for it.

#18 | Posted by Sully at 2016

I think it's worthwhile to stand up against terrorist threats, and to let the terrorists know that you are.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-17 09:52 AM | Reply

This just escalates things.

#16 | Posted by soheifox at

These people are getting DEATH THREATS.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-17 09:53 AM | Reply

#16 | Posted by soheifox at 2016-10

I bought your book. How much money did you get from that?

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-17 09:54 AM | Reply

I think it's worthwhile to stand up against terrorist threats, and to let the terrorists know that you are.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-17 09:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sure, everyone knows you can cure mental illness by "standing up" to it in a self aggrandizing manner.

I'm surprised we havent completely wiped it out using this method.

#22 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-17 10:00 AM | Reply

Sure, everyone knows you can cure mental illness by "standing up" to it

#22 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-17 10

Why do you think these people are mentally ill? Why can't they, um, be just as serious as a heart attack?

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-17 10:12 AM | Reply

I'm surprised we havent completely wiped it out using this method.

#22 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-17 10:00 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

In "High Noon", who did you have sympathy for? Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, or the townsfolk?

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2016-10-17 10:14 AM | Reply

"This just escalates things."

Is not death threats to a newspaper news? All the news that is fit to print.

Sometimes things need to be escalated. Shining a light on the cockroaches makes them scatter. Also, if you see something say something. And a death threat is definitely Something.

First amendment solutions are more powerful and longer lasting than second amendment solutions. In other words. The pen is mightier then than the sword.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-17 11:01 AM | Reply

Don Bolles was a reporter for this same newspaper
Cranks making idle threats?
I'd take them seriously - somebody assassinated Bolles with a car bomb
The editorial board of The Republic shows us courage and dedication to the First Amendment
Good on all of them

#26 | Posted by Jcougowl at 2016-10-17 11:39 PM | Reply

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