“The Olympian” shows its bias – again

September 9th, 2012 by Ken

This week “The Olympian” chose to endorse Democrat Bruce Lachney over incumbent Republican Randi Becker in the 2nd Legislative District race.

In doing so, the newspaper again showed its liberal Democratic bent and anti-Republican bias.

Here’s what the endorsement editorial had to say about Becker (remember, they chose not to endorse her) Becker has served her district well in her first term as state senator, and reflects the political views of the majority of voters in the largely conservative district. She is not fiercely partisan and is willing to work across the aisle on issues of concern to her district, including transportation and regulatory reform to encourage job creation. Her career in real estate and health care administration have helped her find a legislative niche in Olympia.”

That’s what they said about Becker and still endorsed her Democratic opponent.

The paper pointed out that the Democratic party went out and recruited Lachney to run against Becker because he stood a chance at winning a Democrat seat in a Republican leaning district.

“The Olympian” has always held a liberal bent and the citizen members of its editorial board are usually current or former government workers.

Those who really care about the legislature getting anything done, and cooperative endeavors, working across the aisle and representing the interests of their district, should really ignore the paper’s endorsement.

They’re blatantly anti-Republican, no matter how good one is.

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