Newspaper editorial boards have not been especially kind to ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his return to politics.
The New York Times, New York Post and Daily News all enthusiastically endorsed rival Scott Stringer for comptroller last week, with the two tabloids using extensive editorial space–including their covers- to excoriate Mr. Spitzer over his gubernatorial record and infamous prostitution scandal.
But one Queens weekly, at least, is reversing the trend.
On his second day as a mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner visited a trio of local Queens newspapers–the Queens Tribune, Queens Courier and Queens Chronicle–trying to burnish his image as an outer-borough, middle class champion despite his new Manhattan residence.
As the various candidates compete for an open congressional seat in Queens, the Queens Chronicle let it be known that it is watching the Queens Tribune.
In Dan Halloran’s 2009 City Council campaign the Queens Tribune ran a front-page headline calling him a “pagan lord” and his opponent Kevin Kim a “Democratic victor,” a severe sign of bias, according to the Chronicle.