Oh really, Joni?

Just a few minutes ago on KUOW’s The Conversation, Seattle Times editorial board member Joni Balter kvelled over her paper’s editorial independence and quirkiness, boasting:

“You’d have to open our paper to figure out who we are going to endorse.”

Uh-huh.  And yet, back on September 21, I accurately predicted the Times’ endorsement in every single contested federal and statewide race:

As expected, the Seattle Times editorial board has endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States, paving the way for endorsements of Republicans Dino Rossi, Rob McKenna, Sam Reed, Allan Martin, Dave Reichert and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, all the while leaving their vaunted bipartisan principles intact.  At least, in their own minds.

In fact, with the possible exception of the race for Commissioner of Public Lands, I can’t imagine a single additional closely contested statewide or federal race in WA state in which the Times endorses a Democrat.

So if your ed board is so unpredictable, Joni, how do you explain my prediction?

Comments

  1. 1

    HNMT spews:

    79. YLB spews:

    Let’s recap for everyone.

    77 is the Hateful Name Morphing Troll (HNMT) or the “slobbering wingnut of many aliases”.

    In the comment to the thread referred to 75 he was exposed to be totally full of right wing crap when he quoted one of those garbage right wing e-mails as the gospel truth.

    The compulsion of the right wing is to the think they’re better than everyone else or smarter than everyone else because they dittohead to Limbaugh or slavishly accept every piece of right wing trash that lands in their e-mail inbox.

    10/30/2008 at 10:09 pm

    YLB, as usual, is SFB … that’s (Rabbit)shit For Brains. He’s confused the Actual Factual HNMT with a semi-literate imposter/impostor. Please grovel, snivel, retract, and apologize.

  2. 3

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Gee Goldy, you are right. you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.you are right.

    Do you feel better now?
    I know you have this deesp-seated yearning to be RIGHT.

    Are you a psycho who actually thinks the Times will endorse KLOWNS like Gregoire & Burner just to prove you wrong???
    Weird Goldy.

  3. 4

    YLB spews:

    1. HNMT spews:
    Please grovel, snivel, retract, and apologize.

    LOL! I don’t take orders from right wing trolls who grovel at the feet of Limpblows, Moon, Scaife, Murdoch and the rest…

    My answer to you is F OFF!!

  4. 5

    HNMT spews:

    FOFF? Will leave that to a toff like you.

    Seldom do Rush, Rupert, or Richard Mellon. Take most of my arguments against the left from the left. That’s why I’ve spun you in circles, these many months, and perhaps explains why you have such a hardon for me. (Would take that as a compliment, coming from elsewhere, but from you it creeps me out.)

    So will amend my instructions: Please snivel, grovel, slobber, retract, and apologize.

  5. 6

    correctnotright spews:

    Wow – I don’t even know this HNMT but she sure thinks highly of herself. She must really be brilliant! Especially since she claims to have such really potent arguments that no one has seen. And her modesty – to die for! Such brilliance should not be limited to a blog – and a liberal one at that.
    When is her majesty HNMT (does that stand for Her Neocon Majesties Troll?) going to start her own blog?
    do you have the link?

  6. 7

    YellowPup spews:

    As expected, the Seattle Times editorial board has endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States, paving the way for endorsements of Republicans

    This is the post I was remembering in my previous comment.

  7. 8

    YLB spews:

    Take most of my arguments against the left from the left.

    Yeah, MOST… right. like we’re to believe anything from the likes of you.

    You’re an authoritarian. You were that way when you considered yourself on the left and you’re that way now.

    I don’t take orders from small-minded armchair dictators like you. I’m for freedom.

    So my last words to you: F OFF, rinse, repeat…

  8. 9

    Puddybud spews:

    HNMT: he’s yelling loser boy.

    I wonder how many SEIU union dues were stolen to produce those stupid anti-Rossi ads?

  9. 10

    YLB spews:

    9 – LOL.. Awwww. What’s the matter Stupes? Right wing bullshit losing?

    C’mon leave us a link to newswhacks, wingnut daily or one of Brent ‘hozell’s websites… Bring it with the Drudge/Sludge…

    LMAO!!!

  10. 11

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    “So if your ed board is so unpredictable, Joni, how do you explain my prediction?”

    You got lucky?

    :)

  11. 12

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    “Take most of my arguments against the left from the left.”

    What arguments would that be?

  12. 13

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    @9: Don’t you get it yet? It’s all part of the great conspiracy….pammie atlas has proved that Barry is the son of Malcolm X!!!!!
    (h/t Sadly No!)

    Your political kin are indeed wonders to behold.

  13. 14

    Authoritarian HNMT spews:

    YLB: Just admit that you got it wrong, as usual, so we can MoveOn. And that’s an order.

  14. 15

    Burning Man spews:

    Thought I smelled YLB yesterday afternoon in Red Square, but alas …

    Anybody here remember Norman Morrison? Thich Tri Quang? Other great immolators of the past?
    Well, YLB could be one really grrrrrreat immolator. I know he could.

  15. 16

    YLB spews:

    15 – LMAO!!! Your self-immolation moment is coming on Tuesday HNMT..

    Nice knowing you – NOT!!!

  16. 18

    Max spews:

    Joni Balter: idealistic child of the ’60’s, turned cynical, bitter Blethen tool. She’s against anything and everything, unless it directly benefits the Blethen Family Newsletter. Local media in this town is just so dang visionary.