Are you kidding us? The San Diego Union-Tribune is hosting a media-training event for state Republican candidates, including lessons in “how to get noticed by the press, how to craft a press release” and -- wait for it -- how to get the endorsement of the largest paper in the city, the San Diego Union-Tribune. In June, U-T's chief executive John Lynch told the New York Times the paper made "no apologies" for its partisanship. “We are doing what a newspaper ought to do, which is to take positions," he said. But, he added, "We totally respect the journalistic integrity of our paper and there is a clear line of demarcation between our editorials and our news." Byers adds, "Indeed, the line appears to be so clear as to be transparent."