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San Diego media baron
promotes conservative causes

Associated Press, by Elliot Spagat

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/21/2012 10:37:06 PM

SAN DIEGO — The new media barons of America's eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative causes — and they are making their points in a brash, bare-knuckle style. Douglas Manchester and his partner John Lynch gave their 143-year-old newspaper a new slogan — "The World's Greatest Country & America's Finest City" — ran a front-page editorial that declared their plan to reshape the city's downtown waterfront their highest priority, and forecast doom if President Barack Obama wins re-election.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: annie xango, 10/21/2012 11:00:15 PM     (No. 8951352)

Good for them..all my friends in SD are conservative..a lot of retired military there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/21/2012 11:04:15 PM     (No. 8951357)

It's a major improvement. The liberal letter writers are wetting themselves, which only adds to the satisfaction and the hilarity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 10/21/2012 11:05:22 PM     (No. 8951358)

FTA: ''In an interview with The Associated Press, Lynch said the new owners bought the newspaper in part to promote their views in editorials. He called those views pro-family, pro-military and pro-America, and said "anybody who isn't shouldn't be living here."

The San Diego Union ''conservative?'' Be still my beating heart. I always wanted to retire in San Diego, having lived there twice during my working career. But, between cost of living and unchecked population explosion, have decided to stay here in North Texas.

I can only hope this is a beginning of the ''Breitbart Is Alive'' thinking by a new mindset of print titans willing to take on the ''Old Media'' and with our help, be successful [and make buckets of money].

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Reply 4 - Posted by: clw54, 10/21/2012 11:18:19 PM     (No. 8951371)

No way that paper was conservative. It wasn't as far left as the rest of them, but it was hardly conservative.

However, I might have to look into subscribing to it again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/21/2012 11:21:41 PM     (No. 8951376)

How dare they, asks the APintheirpants.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/22/2012 12:15:59 AM     (No. 8951448)

San Diego is the last major red city in the U.S. All the others have gone blue.

I am proud to be from it!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/22/2012 12:20:45 AM     (No. 8951452)

I used to work with Elliot Spagat, he's not a bad guy or a flaming leftist. He is probably mildly Democrat but he could be Republican. He has a big clunky 'Moose' or 'Forrest Gump' quality about him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bdog, 10/22/2012 12:25:14 AM     (No. 8951454)

#4, I resubscribed and the editorial section is definitely conservative. Unfortunately, most newspapers use the AP to gather their material and it is either lacking or leans left. Also, to the other point about SD being conservative, that is slowly changing. Peters might beat Bilbray and if Filner wins the die is cast.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/22/2012 12:28:27 AM     (No. 8951455)

All I can say is every rich person who buys a paper to go conservative is one our column, thank goodness. We have to take back the schools and get some more media control. We never had the media so there is no take back on that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/22/2012 12:39:26 AM     (No. 8951463)

I'm enjoying as much of San Diego as I can before it, too, goes the way of LA and Orange County to the north. Redistricting has brought democrat representation to Coronado - home of the SEALs, the Amphib Base, NAS North Island, and hundreds of retired senior military. Next on their agenda will be some sort of shenanigans to make Darryl Issa go away.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/22/2012 12:46:02 AM     (No. 8951469)

I may subscribe again.
Got tired of articles ripped off the FAX from the NYT.
Life is too short for toxic information disguised as news.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 10/22/2012 8:42:32 AM     (No. 8951869)

Papa Doug tried to get the OC Register earlier this year. He also owns The Grand Del Mar Resort which was named one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” by Condé Nast Traveler. [TGDM hosted a fund raiser for Governor Romney about a month ago.] Their restaurant, Addison, is the epitome of fine dining!

His son is developing a hotel complex in Austin, near the convention center.

Maybe The Donald needs to buy a NYC paper...

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