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Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Media | 1 comment

Harry Reid in Local Feud

Nevada’s senior Senator and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has taken time out to make a new enemy. Reid publicly threatened the Las Vegas Review Journal — the state’s largest daily paper — saying he hoped it would go out of business. He later added that “he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.” This story has been picked up by a wide range of news sources including the New York Times, Fox News, and a host of others.

The Las Vegas Valley and surrounding area accounts for 68% of Nevada’s population, and the R-J is our paper of record. As Reid faces re-election next year, his approval rating in the state is in the mid 30% range. His approval rating outside the state is even more dismal. It might not be a good political move to make an enemy of this large newspaper.

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  • Slamfu

    Good, Harry Reid is a jackass. While I thought Bush and his crew were just short of criminally negligent in the running of this nation for 8 years, I knew as much as I liked Obama the dems would only screw up in different, hopefully less destructive and less expensives ways. And I’ve known for years that the dem who would most likely be out in front doing his best to drop the ball would be Harry Reid.

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