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curmudgeon10 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:27 AM
there was a time that arkansas had two newspapers in the capitol city. the arkansas democrat, which was fairly conservative, and the arkansas gazette, which was as liberal as joseph stalin. the democrat won the competition, the gazette failed, and the democrat absorbed the loser newspaper, incorporated the loser name in its own name--hence the democrat-gazette, and unfortunately, absorbed most of the loser's editorial staff. that was the end of a good newspaper. the result is an abomination that has all the characteristics of the loser, but no competition. hence paul greenberg, and (italicized) ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!, the frequently used code word that means opponents of illegal immigration are evil.

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