The Albany Times Union, to its credit, publishes today a couple of letters and a short column pushing back against its editorial encomiums to State Sen. Roy McDonald, who was defeated last month in a Republican primary by Kathy Marchione. Both the TU and its critics, however, continue to paint the race as all about same-sex marriage, supported by McDonald and opposed by Marchione.
But there was another big social issue in the race, abortion. Marchione was endorsed by a right-to-life committee, and her phone bank volunteers described her as "pro-life" when the issue was raised. McDonald, when pressed, calls himself "pro-choice." I just did a Google news search, and it does not appear that the TU's news and opinion pages ever got around to mentioning the abortion issue in this race. Nor did most other news sources. The only one clearly differentiating the candidates' positions was the Glens Falls Post Star.