A Surprising Endorsement

October 21st, 2012 at 11:17 am

At least it surprised me, though I’m not familiar enough with the Salt Lake Trib to know if its editorial board’s endorsement of the President is out of character.  I’m guessing this won’t change Utah from red to blue, but I found it to be a very thoughtful piece of writing, brimming with measured common sense.


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2 comments in reply to "A Surprising Endorsement"

  1. Auros says:

    Well, Salt Lake City is, considering the state, a quite liberal town. Rocky Anderson ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Anderson ) got some attention nationally as a good example to progressive Democratic mayors everywhere, earning awards for his work on climate change, LGBT rights, etc. Also, apparently the Trib has always been SLC’s anti-establishment paper — in an earlier incarnation, it was even explicitly anti-Mormon. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salt_Lake_Tribune ) The conservative paper is the Deseret News. (Though, interestingly, the two apparently have some kind of joint operating agreement. The Trib is owned by a national newspaper conglomerate, while Deseret is owned by the LDS church, but they apparently share printing and distribution costs.)

  2. bobberinodude says:

    Yes, the Trib has a pretty center to center-left editorial slant. And they do solid reporting. They are the only daily in SLC that offers objective views of this LDS-church-dominated political environment, and the tension between the moderate-to-liberal capitol city and the very conservative state that surrounds it. The other major daily is the Deseret News, which is basically a church rag for all intents and purposes. The Trib also has larger circulation than the Deseret News last time I checked.