Union Tribune foolishly calls for San Diegans to spoil their ballots

Daniel Watts Daniel Watts 6 Comments

“Send a message to the GOP and Trump by writing in Ronald Reagan for president.” That’s the crux of the Union-Tribune’s June 2nd editorial. It’s also foolish and irresponsible advice, especially from a newspaper. Under California law, write-in votes aren’t counted unless they’re cast for certain qualified write-in candidates. To become a qualified write-in candidate, you have to fill out forms and submit …

The Hogs Photo — Let’s return our discussions to a Higher Level

Jim Sills Jim Sills

A little further down the board is a Headline with the names of local businessman John Lynch, and my name.   Below that is a photo of  3 Giant Hogs.  The post’s author says  this refers to corporate welfare,  something I do not support.   As a professional journalist, that poster must know the implications of  such a Headline and Photo.  It is my hope that discussion …

Manchester and Lynch’s “Rescue Mission” for the SD Union-Tribune deserves Commendation. Jobs are a Big Reason.

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Proving once again that  no good deed goes unpunished, Doug Manchester and John Lynch are getting criticism for trying to save a San Diego institution [the Union-Tribune] and the hundreds of jobs it provides for local families.  Here are a few points about that criticism: (1) No proposal regarding a new Charger Stadium has been approved by the San Diego City Council.  If one …

My Response To Jim Sills On John Lynch’s Support of Corporate Welfare

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes

Since comments to Sills’ last post appear to be closed, I’m placing my reply in its own post. This reply-reply-to-reply format is cumbersome, so I’ve shortened it — hopefully without distorting the meaning. Read the original thread linked above to get everything.  My comments are in boldface. I respect Sills’ spirited defense of alleged conservatives John Lynch and Doug Manchester, …

Conservative Businessmen buying the Union-Tribune is a Good Thing for San Diego. Here is Why.

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Yes, I know, that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?  The paper’s  glacial liberal editorial trend may soon be reversed.  This correspondent  welcomes the change, and expresses thanks to Doug Manchester and John Lynch, Sr. for  investing their time and money into the community asset that is a Daily Newspaper.   That they do so for a paper which has lost some circulation and advertising …

U-T Must Shill For Chargers, Says John Lynch – UPDATED

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes 25 Comments

UPDATE: The news in the VOSD story is every bit as bad as I feared. From the story, John Lynch says: He wants that sports page to be an advocate for a new football stadium “and call out those who don’t as obstructionists.” “To my way of thinking,” Lynch said, “that’s a shovel-ready job for thousands.” … “We’d like to …