SF Examiner Goes Soft on Us

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They'll be endorsing universal health care before you know it!
For all the time we have spent bagging on the San Francisco Examiner, it's only right that we give credit where credit is due.

Alas, in between coming up with synonyms for "creep" and "thug," the free tabloid has managed to insert some more liberal prose into their copy, as promised by the new owners. We've already seen this shift in the opinion pages, but today's front cover might be the first news story we've seen that displays the 180 the newspaper has done, from spewing nutty right-wing screeds to calling out Republicans for being nutty.

Here's today's headline: "GOP's plan to strip funding for bike, pedestrian, transit projects blasted as a return to 'horse-and-buggy' era." That's quite a sharp turn from this twisted editorial penned by the former Ex owners when they endorsed Sen. John McCain and his looney running mate Sarah Palin for president in 2008.

Ever the maverick, McCain selected Palin because her record mirrors his own in courageously standing up to corrupt special interests regardless of party and cutting government waste. She has the instincts, temperament and backbone to help restore the Republican Party to its conservative principles and the country as a whole to those foundational ideals of individual freedom, equal justice and government that truly is of law, not of men.
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5 comments
Reginald Stonebody
Reginald Stonebody

The Ex's use of  "creep" and "thug" may be unprofessional, but in the context of the articles that use them, no one would disagree.

The Ex's real problem is that they like to focus on the negative parts of SF like stabbings and murders.

James_Upton
James_Upton

Seems like you like to rip on the Examiner because you once worked there and write about Bernal Heights because you live there. Please try and be objective.

Erin Sherbert
Erin Sherbert

Actually, I live in Oakland ... Sorry to debunk your theory.

909Jeff
909Jeff

"GOP's plan to strip funding for bike, pedestrian, transit projects blasted as a return to 'horse-and-buggy' eraYou guys are already waist deep in Bullshit... Might as well add horse shit to go with it! 

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

At least they've retained the theme of complaining about commuting.

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