Remember when a newspaper endorsement, from a powerful metropolitan paper led by someone like Lou Grant, really meant something and could easily swing a local election?
Indeed, if anyone listened to This American Life this weekend, with "local news" being generated for major American papers under fake American bylines by Filipinos working for pennies a day, it's increasingly hard to take advice from these struggling vestiges of a once glorious past.
Still, they persist and we sometimes pay attention:
For Miami-Dade County Court Group 28 The Miami-Herald recommends TANYA BRINKLEY.Hey, we agree!
For Miami-Dade County Court Group 33 The Miami-Herald recommends TERETHA LUNDY THOMAS.Hey, we also agree!
Good job anonymous Filipino editorial writer -- you've certainly earned your twenty cents.
(Sorry about all that racism and early 20th Century waterboarding).