INTEGRITY SCORES FOR C. R. GAZETTE'S POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS

10-19-16

Greetings, Gazette Editorial Board and all—

In its Sunday 10-16-16 2,800 word editorial endorsing political candidates the Gazette editorial board never mentioned a candidate’s ‘integrity’!  As usual, Iowalive net workers  stepped up to fill the  glaring void, with the integrity scores in the table below.   The average *Integrity Index Score for the  editorial’s endorsements and rationale is a dismal  55.  And you should recall, Senator Joni Ernst refused to meet with the Gazette editorial board and won the U. S. Senate election handily. 

The Gazette editorial board strongly favors low integrity democrats for public offices.    The six endorsed democrat’s average score of 22, not shown in the table,  is similar to the board’s own integrity score of 30.   The average score of the two rejected democrats is 13, also not shown in the table!  This is a reflection of national media and politics that Americans will deal with on November 8th.

GAZETTE EDITORS MOSTLY IGNORE REPUBLICAN INTEGRITY WHEN ENDORSING CANDIDATES

THE GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARD REJECTED 6  REPUBLICANS HAVING AN AVERAGE INTEGRITY SCORE OF 330 .  Source  Iowalive  10-17-16

POLITICAL PARTY

CANDIDATES THE GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSED FOR IOWA HOUSE AND SENATE

*CANDIDATE'S YEAR-TO-DATE 10-1-16 INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE

*REJECTED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE'S YEAR-TO-DATE 10-1-16 INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE

R

Ken Rizer--House 68

560

NA

R

Dan Zumbach--Senate 48

360

NA

D

Amy Nielsen--House 77

80

310

D

Mike Seidl--House 67

20

305

D

Dick Whitehead--House 95

15

375

D

Liz Bennett--House 65

10

300

D

Liz Mathis--Senate 34

5

350

D

Todd Taylor--House 70

2

340

AVERAGE

132

330

The Gazette Editorial Board's Year-to-date 10-1-16 Avg. Integrity Index Score is 30.

Integrity is Adherence to Moral and Ethics Principles.  The Antonym of Integrity is Evil

Integrity Index Score Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/integrityderivation.htm

*On  a scale of 0 to 1,000 tops, where significant integrity starts at 300, evil is at 250 and below.  Grand larceny scores 40.

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide Them, Along With Derivation Methods Used.

 

Since integrity doesn’t matter to the Gazette, it is reasonable to ask, what the heck does??  Poor school district and City Hall performance certainly don’t matter. 

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And the Gazette has never refuted, nor claimed to have better numbers, than those in the following websites.

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Sincerely,

Iowalive   A  g rowing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa