LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Times Thursday editorially endorsed Joe Biden for president.
“This year’s presidential election confronts voters with the most consequential choice they have faced in decades, and for many, their lifetimes: between a divisive, authoritarian-leaning incumbent and a seasoned patriot who brings not only five decades of experience, ability and commitment to American values, but also bold ideas at a time of national crisis. Nothing less than the health of our constitutional democracy is at stake,” The Times wrote in a front-page editorial on its online edition.
“So stark is the contrast between Donald Trump and Joe Biden that we feel compelled to announce our endorsement of the Democratic nominee and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, now, at what is traditionally the beginning of the fall campaign and before the candidates take part in televised debates. We will watch those exchanges with interest, but it’s inconceivable that anything that will be said on the debate stage will close the cavernous fitness gap between the two candidates.”
The Times wrote that re-electing Presidnt Donald Trump “would be a calamity. Trump’s trafficking in falsehoods; his stoking of racial divisions; his inability to distinguish between the national interest and his personal interests; his attempt to ride a false and dangerous narrative about ‘anarchy and mayhem’ to reelection all require repudiation by the voters.”
“He has pursued policies at home and abroad that have harmed working Americans, exacerbated inequality, weakened the United States and strained America’s alliances. Even actions that can be defended — such as his support for modest criminal-justice reform or his attempt to negotiate an agreement with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program — have been marred by exaggerated claims or amateurish execution,” the Times wrote.
According to The Times’ editorial board, “Biden isn’t just preferable to Trump; in many respects he is Trump’s antithesis.”
“Biden has a record of seeking expert advice and listening to it. Progressives may take issue with his choice of advisers, many of whom are establishment figures he’s known for years. But he clearly has a level of respect for data, science and research that the incumbent does not. As 81 U.S. Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, physics and medicine wrote in an open letter endorsing Biden, ‘At no time in our nation’s history has there been a greater need for our leaders to appreciate the value of science in formulating public policy.'”
Temperamentally, too, Biden seems like “an ideal fit for our polarized time,” according to The Times’ editorial, which called the former vice president “a famously empathetic figure.”
The editorial concluded: “To the surprise of supporters and detractors alike, Biden, a 77-year-old centrist, first elected to federal office 48 years ago, has mounted a disciplined campaign. He is poised to wrest the White House from an unfit incumbent but also take the nation in a progressive direction. We enthusiastically endorse his election.”
35 comments for "L.A. Times endorses Biden"
It amazes me that anyone would endorse a lair, crook and an idiot like senile Joe and dirty Harris.
Lock, stock and barrel, Joseph Biden is owned by Bill and Hilary Clinton. Kamala Harris is owned, by Barack Obama.
What is your source for that imagination, I mean, information?
I thought that dirty Harris was owned by Willie Brown.
Trump owns you, Dennis.
Are you a “sucker” or a “loser”? He’s called brave soldiers that so what do you think he calls you and your kind behind closed doors. I wonder if Woodward has those comments on tape.
Trump called it a “hoax” while knowing COVID was deadly. What do you think of that? He lied to you to protect his campaign for re-election and not you or any other Americans.
So your silly posts about Kamala Harris are just that.
No, anyone that has access to information (computer), can easily discern this is not true.
Claire, Dennis like so many other Trump cultists lives in Trump’s fact-free universe.
They make up stuff that isn’t true.
They don’t accept facts and evidence that doesn’t support Trump.
What is wrong with these people? No education? No intellect. No how. No way.
They blindly follow Trump and some will die like Herman Cain who attended Trump’s Tulsa rally. He later died from COVID. Trump doesn’t care.
Given that, they still attended cheek to jowl rallies in Nevada over the weekend. Some will get sick. Some might die. Trump doesn’t care.
I thought dirty Harris was owned by Willie Brown.
For now, it’s Trump who tentatively controls America’s executive branch. But, it’s the Obamas and the Clintons, with an iron grip over the mainstream media. For the next three decades, no matter who you elect, nobody’s going to break the Democratic party’s grasp, over America’s mainstream media –
It’s like Boss Tweed, on steroids. The Clintons and the Obamas have the mainstream media by its scruff. However thoughtful they may be, even right leaning moderates get bumped to the fringe. How do you know you’ve exposed inherent flaws or fundamental defects in their narrative? It’s when they summarily write you off, as a headcase, or a “conspiracy theorist.”
You always have to agree, with everything the mainstream media says. Anyone with the audacity to question the mainstream media is written off, as a racist, a deplorable, a Nazi, or a fascist.
Brian, Samster, Janice, and Ruby must all be using the same computer.
Looks like it Reform. And they’re channeling Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
You get written off Janice when you post lies and misinformation. That was the collective “you”.
The right wing with its Fox News and Trump & Co. lies constantly.
The main stream media is overwhelmed with correcting their lies.
Was Trump’s inauguation day crowd in D.C. the biggest every as Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, said? Look at the photos
That was just the beginning of the over 20,000 lies Trump has said or written since taking office.
Kellyanne Conway of the notorious “alternative facts” comment was “written off” from MSNBC. And with good reason. And she stills lies.
Trump is now lying about what he said on tape to Bob Woodward about the dealiness of COVID-19 that he didn’t share with the country.
What do you suggest we do with liars, Janice? Indulge them further?
Let’s hear it.
John Evans says
Dave, the depth of your analysis and understanding is about as vast as Biden’s intellect. Calling “Dr.” Jill. 20,000 lies, that’s so Brian Stelter and Adam Schiff. It’s clear Pelosi provides your mutterings. Do you even get paid minimum wage to be so shallow?
A Whole Jones says
Let me guess, Factual press. Legit media sources are Info Wars, QAnon, and anything that comes out of the mouth of mayor Rex, right?
I will endorse Trump
Owner of the LA Times is Patrick Soon-Shiong
Look him up.
Owner of the LA Times https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Soon-Shiong
Thank you, Laughing. Very interesting human.
Just another in a long list of reasons why I moved out of Commiefornia,,,, Thank God!
L.A. Liberal Times endorses Sleepy Joe??!!, wow,,, what a surprise!
Paying for news, we demand it be objective. And, unbiased. I haven’t seen objective journalism in America, since the mid-70s . It was about 1997, I recall, my husband and I began discerning telltale signs the Times had been subverted, into a grossly distorted Clinton propaganda vehicle. We’d promptly unsubscribed from the Los Angeles Times shortly thereafter.
What are your news sources now Barbi?
From your comments, it looks like Fox ‘Entertainment; News and Breitbart.
So, please tell us.
Rule of thumb: Whomever it is the mainstream media endorse? Vote the opposite.
Whoever Fox News endorses, vote the opposite. Fox’s Rupert Murdoch never has the best interests of the American people as a priority.
“Compulsive viewing of FOX programming is the “conservative” Republican version of auto-erotic asphyxiation.” – from another’s comment.
So, Barbi. What is your news source? Afraid to answer?
John Evans says
Don’t be a pervert Dave. You clearly wish to be clever but all you’re doing is exposing your infatuations.
Barbi: An objective and unbiased news source would be the Associated Press. If you are biased enough to mention “Clinton propaganda vehicle,” maybe you’re leaning heavily to the right. You might consider what you are drawn to believe.
The two most admired people at the Los Angeles Times, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schif. Our once proud Los Angeles Times would otherwise endorse Caligula, were he a card carrying Democrat –
AV Illegal says
Why waste the ink on this article? There is no way a media source in CA would ever endorse a Republican.
My cousin, my wife says
Hey, AV illegal
In all of Alabama there isn’t one media source endorsing Democrats.
AV Illegal says
What’s you point? I am in SD. Same here.
My cousin, my wife says
Papers endorsing candidates is usually related to the party demographics in those regions and it’s nothing new.
And that probably makes your point about wasting ink. They are wasting ink in the orange states that endorse Trump too. Not news.
I am shocked.
“I’m shocked, shocked…”