Former N&O reporter, editor and columnist G.D. Gearino uncovers on his blog an inter-office memo from the N&O’s editorial staff celebrating the finer points of the day’s paper (the one published is from last Wednesday). An excerpt below. Click through to read Gearino’s post and the entire memo here.
Has the political right truly turned the corner and will cease to
demonize opponents on so-called moral issues, or are we witnessing the
boldest, most cynical, most hypocritical political spin in modern
history? What is one to make of John McCain’s greeting at the Twin
Cities airport yesterday of America’s most famous baby mama with a warm
hug, and the apparent attaboy pat on the shoulder for the
self-described “f***ing redneck” baby daddy? Are we now celebrating
teenagers’ raging hormones?
The claims department feature (see 8a) is a great reader service. I
would like to see more scrutiny of the “facts” in Sarah Palin’s speech
There’s plenty more to be read including some comments on a local Republican County Commission up for re-election this year.
It is unclear if this was sent from N&O Editor John Drescher or from a lower-level editor, but either way it is pretty revealing the thinking that goes on behind the scenes at one of NC’s most influential news outlets.