Seven newspapers seven spins on Tuesday's elections


It's always interesting to see how different newspapers cover the same set of facts.

Take the smattering of primary election contests around the country last Tuesday.

The Associated Press (carried on page one of the Review-Journal today) wrote it up this way:

"Dazed and confused. The biggest primary night of the season left the two parties struggling Wednesday to figure out their next steps in an increasingly volatile election year."

The New York Post, meanwhile, wrote "Voters sent a clear message on Tuesday: They don't like the way Washington works."

Investors Business Daily saw it this way: "Democrats who hoped Obama-Care would shock their electoral fortunes back to life may have seen their wishes flat-line after Tuesday's primary elections."

USA Today said "It was a night of the lone wolf. Voters in key primaries Tuesday rewarded candidates who bucked the political establishment and punished those with records of working across party lines -- signaling a time ahead when politics in Washington are likely to become more polarized."

The Wall Street Journal wrote: "A Democrat's win in a western Pennsylvania U.S. House contest has strategists in both parties revisiting what they thought they knew about voters' surly, anti-Washington bent."

The Financial Times said: "Democratic and Republican voters sent a wake-up call to both parties on Tuesday night, choosing insurgent candidates over the choices of the parties' establishments in two closely watched primary races."

And finally, the ever predictable New York Times called it this way:

"Congressional Democrats on Wednesday seized on their special election victory in a Pennsylvania House district and other primary results as evidence that they can stem Republican political momentum as both parties sifted through Tuesday's night's returns for lessons to learn and mistakes to avoid heading to November."

I'm sure that if I took the time this morning to surf the net, I'd find many, many more variations on Tuesday's election. These came only from the newspapers that are delivered to my doorstep each morning, courtesy of my Las Vegas Review-Journal carrier.

Did you know that all of these print edition newspaper are delivered by the Review-Journal in the Las Vegas market?

Well, if you didn't, you do now. As beautiful and as exciting and as vibrant as the Internet may be, to me there is no substitute for the joy of a cup-o-joe in the morning and a freshly wrapped newspaper, or two, or three or five.

Of course, now that I've read those newspapers at my favorite coffee shop ... I tell you about it via this blog and look forward to interaction with readers.

Go figure.

P.S.: OK, enough with that wistful kinda stuff. If we're going to interact on the news of the day on the wild, wild West of the web, let's start with Sen. Harry Reid. None of what I'm reading this morning bodes particularly well for him in his race. How do you run away from the Obama, Pelosi, Reid agenda when you are the Reid in that slogan? And given the various spins from national writers this morning, who'd beat Harry by the bigger margin -- Lowden or Angle?