Baltimore Sun Is Wrong On Slots

Posted on October 20, 2008

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It is hard to accept that The Baltimore Sun has come out in support of slot machines in Maryland.

The Sun editorial page has been strongly and consistently opposed to slots, like . . . forever. The Sun has published at least 75 editorials against slots over the past 10 years. Now, with the slots referendum only two weeks away, Maryland’s late, great newspaper has suddenly flopped to the other side.

What has gone so wrong on Calvert Street? Who is writing The Sun’s editorials, Sam Zell in Chicago?

On the positive side, newspapers as different as The Washington Post and the Easton Star Democrat are editorializing for the defeat of slots.

The Post and the Star Democrat understand that the pain and financial losses suffered by slots victims would far outweigh the unpredictable revenue from casinos. — Bernie Hayden

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