Okay… so the Times didn’t actually officially endorse Dave Reichert… yet. But you can read between the lines of today’s editorial: “Stop that car! Turn that dial!”
Hell, the headline is transparent enough, but the real giveaway is the fact that they ran this editorial at all.
The King County Sheriff’s office issues a mildly politicized press release, and the state Democratic Party complains. This is routine electioneering — a total non-story.
And yet the Times sees fit to turn it into an editorial attack on Dave Ross? Give me a break.
There’s plenty of important news — not that you’d necessarily know it from reading the front page of the Times — more deserving of self-righteous moralizing than Ross’s failure to dictate the actions of a state party he barely belongs to, or radio duopolist Entercom.
The Times has never been shy about taking sides in political campaigns. Just remember that as you watch their coverage of the 8th District congressional race.