Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Texas governor says 'newspapers are old news'; won't bother meeting with editorial boards to get endorsements

Either this is indicative of how low the standing of newspapers have become, or else it is typical of someone like Texas Governor Rick Perry: the candidate for reelection has decided to forego meeting with the editorial boards of state newspapers in order to secure their endorsements.

Gov. Perry is running against Democrat Bill White who has already secured the endorsement of The Houston Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman -- though one paper represents the slightly more liberal Austin area (home to the University of Texas) and the other is from Houston, where White has been mayor.