Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 06:15 a.m.

Yep, you really gotta hand it to those newspaper editorial boards!

The oracles at the Sun and Press-Enterprise newspapers told voters to dump San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and City Council Member Wendy McCammack.

As I articulated in a previous post. The newspaper endorsements of the opponents of Penman and McCammack was a slam dunk for their victories Tuesday night.

Yes, both papers decided Penman and McCammack are too divisive, and voters should elect people who can help Mayor Pat Morris run the city further into the ground.

San Bernardino residents rejected that position and reelected Penman with 52 percent, and McCammack with 57 percent of the vote, respectively.

People read newspapers to obtain objective news reporting. Not to be told how to think.

It’s very easy for me to provide some prospective on the subject. Having been the subject of my share of combative editorials.

For some ridiculous reason, the shoot first, ask questions later, local editorial boards somehow believe they possess some sort of inherent wisdom.

In actuality it’s usually the editor-in-charge of the opinion page doing the writing.

In the instant case the newspapers embraced Morris and his endless complaining of Penman and McCammack. Then Morris was dragged into the scandal at San Bernardino International Airport.

The newspapers, in succinct order, proceeded to swallow their pens.


It happens! Especially when you dig yourself into a hole.

It should be noted McCammack was seated on the airport authority board. But removed when she started asking too many hard questions.

If the newspapers remain true to form, San Bernardino voters can expect editorials referring to them idiots and morons.

After all. Aren’t the newspapers always right?

Maybe the editorial boards should try something like knitting or baking cookies.