The two major Philadelphia dailies, plus the philly.com Web site, have been sold for the fourth time in the last six years, and Bill Quick suggests a minor change across the top of the page:
I would suggest that the Inquirer change its name to the Democrat-Inquirer, and the Daily News to the Daily Democrat News. Just to be honest.
I can see his point: those Philly papers have been reliable supporters of Democratic Party initiatives and candidates in recent years. But I look a little closer to home, and note that the Arkansas Democrat was decidedly to the right of the rival Arkansas Gazette. And in 1991, the Gazette’s owner (Gannett) sold out to the Democrat, which remains a right-of-center paper to this day.
We will not, for the sake of sense and/or sensibility, mention the Dacron Republican-Democrat.