April 29, 2012

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's point of view

"The [May 8 primary] election will again feature 'fake' or 'protest' candidates, depending on one's point of view," sez the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Those are candidates running under the rubric 'Democrat' even though they were "recruited by the Republican Party," which calls them "protest" candidates. The J-S then goes on to refer to them as "protest candidates" five times and never as "fake candidates."

Because, ya know, it "depends on one's point of view."

On teh web: Journal Communications, Inc.

1 comment:

Man MKE said...

Far more accurate than "fake" or "protest" would be to identify the GOP put-up candidates as "stealth Republicans," which assigns the pejorative to the proper actor.