The LoveSalem blog has a great post today: "The Statesman-Journal's 'Eyes Wide Shut' endorsements."
LoveSalem refers to the recent revelation by our alternative paper, Salem Weekly, that Ward 6 city council candidate Daniel Benjamin lied to the Statesman Journal about his criminal convictions and got the paper's endorsement anyway, even after editors were informed of the untruths Benjamin put on his candidate questionnaire.
(I blogged about this last night.)
Read all of the LoveSalem post. Good writing; sound ideas. Here's some excerpts:
...If voters all over Salem simply use the SJ endorsement as a "DO NOT SUPPORT" list, Salem would both surprise itself and be a lot better off next year.
There are excellent alternatives to the Chamber of Commerce/Statesman Journal/Special Interest clone candidates: Tom Andersen and Bradd Swank in Ward 2; Scott Bassett in Ward 4; Xue Lor in Ward 6; Christopher Proudfoot in Ward 8.