On February 7, the Kentucky Gazette-Leader reported that Kentucky newspapers had stopped using the term “liberal” to describe their coverage.
“The term is now the most popular term among Kentucky newspapers,” the newspaper’s news editor wrote, “and is used more than any other in the newspaper business.”
On February 10, The Kentucky Journal-Constitution published a similar story on its front page, stating that it had ceased using the label in news stories.
The newspaper’s editors also acknowledged that the use of the term was hurting the press.
“Some of the papers that use the term have not been able to stay in business with their advertisers for some time,” the paper’s news director, Steve Loomis, told The Huffington Post.
“I don’t think we’re in a good place right now.”
The Gazette-Lincoln reported that in January, the newspaper also started using the new term “blue-collar liberals.”
But Loomiscus said that his newspaper has not experienced any problems with its coverage, and that he does not believe that its use of that term has hurt the news business.
“We haven’t had any issues with that term,” Loomiski told The Washington Post.
The Gazette has long used the term as a term of attack to describe Kentucky politicians who have supported a pro-business agenda.
The conservative paper has also published stories about Kentucky’s “Blue State’s Unpopular” presidential candidates, including Republican nominee for president Mike Huckabee, former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
In 2016, the Courier-Journal used the word “liberal,” along with other words such as “dumb,” “liberal media,” and “corporate-friendly” to refer to President Donald Trump, who won the state.
“It’s like a dirty word,” Lomis told The Post.
He said that he has had “no issue” with the term being used by other Kentucky newspapers.
“There is a difference between the word and the actual word,” he said.
The use of “liberal”-style language has been a long-running issue in Kentucky politics.
Loomislis said that a number of conservative politicians, including Daniels, have called him to criticize the newspaper.
“My biggest concern with it is that people think it’s a liberal-bashing,” Lombis said.
“They think it means we don’t care about the people.”
Loomiches claim that his paper does not have to abide by any editorial rules, and the newspaper is allowed to run stories without having to be labeled a “liberal.”
“I’ve never had a complaint from any newspaper,” Lombois said, “except for maybe a couple of stories in the past that were run in the liberal direction.”
Lombi, a self-described “liberal Democrat” who served as the chief of staff to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) before joining the Kentucky Republican Party, said that if a paper uses “liberal-biting” language to describe a politician, the paper is free to run the story.
“When we see a story where a politician is criticized or attacked, and it’s in a way that we don.t agree with, that’s not a problem,” Lompis told HuffPost.
“So, there is no problem with it, there’s no problem, and we’re just saying, ‘It’s what we have to do to make sure we’re not harming our reputation and our readers.'”
Loomi said that there are some news organizations that have adopted the term.
“But we’re trying to avoid using it in our own coverage, which is a good thing,” Lomais said of his newspaper.
Lomisi, who said that the term has been used in the news, also pointed out that the Courier has not had any complaints about its use.
“If they’re doing it for political reasons, and I think they’re, they’re still doing it,” Lomois said about the Kentucky newspaper.
In January, a group of prominent Kentucky Republicans and conservatives wrote a letter to the newspaper, calling the term a “partisan slur” that was “offensive and hurtful.”
The letter also called on the newspaper to stop using “liberalism” in news coverage.
Lombispias letter to The Courier-Leader reads: We respectfully ask that the Kentucky Courier-Lamp News not use the phrase ‘liberalism’ to describe any politician or group of politicians.
The term is a partisan slur that is offensive and hurtfully disparaging.
The Courier is an inclusive newspaper that has a strong commitment to the Constitution and our citizens.
The name of our paper, the Louisville Courier-News, is not politically neutral.
We do not use this term as part of our editorial content.
The terms ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ are widely used, and are used by news organizations across the country.
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