Tag Archives: Doug Manchester

AP Calls It: DeMaio Has Lost

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Carl DeMaio Burns Inside

From the California GOP, which notes that DeMaio has won the endorsement of the San Diego U-T, whose owner was a major backer of Prop 8.

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Yet Another Carl DeMaio Scandal

Another day, another scandal for homocon US House candidate Carl DeMaio, whose campaign is now being accused of secretly authoring a UT San Diego editorial that slammed his opponent, Democratic Rep. Scott Peters. Controversial and highly disputed emails provided to NBC 7 Investigates include statements from Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio where he appears to be bragging about his campaign writing ...

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San Diego Paper Calls For Splitting CA Into Separate Liberal & Wingnut States

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Times, which is owned by Tea Party nut and major Prop 8 backer Doug Manchester: It may not be necessary to destroy California in order to fix it. But it may be necessary to cut it in two, carving out a 51st state of New California where taxes are low, regulations are ...

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SAN DIEGO: Anti-Gay Activist Turns Local Newspaper Into Wingnut Mouthpiece

San Diego hotel magnate and Proposition 8 backer Doug Manchester bought the local daily newspaper last year. And since then the paper has become a relentless shill for anti-gay and anti-progressive causes. The New York Times observes: Mr. Manchester is anti-big government, anti-tax and anti-gay marriage. And he’s in favor of a remade San Diego centered around a new downtown ...

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“Marriage Defender” Doug Manchester Buys San Diego’s Daily Newspaper

Hotel kingpin and Prop 8 backer Doug Manchester has purchased San Diego’s Union-Tribune for $110 million. And locals can expect some big changes. What happens when that brash, bold, confrontational man steps into the newsroom of the region’s largest newspaper? John Lynch, the former local radio executive who will become the newspaper’s new president and CEO, offered a preview Thursday ...

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Miss Ladyfingers USA To Get Opposite Married In Gay-Boycotted Hotel

Tomorrow Carrie Ladyfingers Prejean will opposite marry NFL quarterback Kyle Boller in San Diego. And in a deliberate final “fuck you” to the gays, she’s booked the wedding at Doug Manchester’s Grand Del Mar Hotel. Manchester’s hotels have been boycotted and picketed by gays and gay-friendly organizations ever since it was revealed that he contributed more than $125,000 to Protect ...

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Hundreds Rally At SD Manchester Hyatt

With the boycott of the San Diego Manchester Hyatt now in its second year, hundreds rallied outside the hotel yesterday to protest that the American Historical Society chose to cross picket lines and hold a convention there. Rex Wockner: Close to 300 people staged a raucous demonstration at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego on Jan. 9 to ...

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Great Nationwide Kiss-In Round Up

In San Diego, activists invaded Doug Manchester’s Grand Hyatt.

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“Defender Of Marriage” Hotel Kingpin Doug Manchester Embroiled In Ugly Divorce

San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester, whose $125,000 donation kick-started funding for Yes On 8, is in the midst of an ugly divorce with his wife of 43 years. Manchester’s wife has accused him of hiding his assets and cutting off her access to living expenses. She also alleges that Manchester forged her endorsement on a joint $8.2M tax refund check ...

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San Diego Activists Refuse To End Boycott Of Manchester Hotels

Last week San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester offered the LGBT community a total of $125K in cash and room credits to call off their year-long boycott, which arose over Manchester’s financial backing of Proposition 8. The offer came via famed gay PR king Howard Bragman, whom Manchester had hired for the project. But nobody is biting. The Human Rights Campaign ...

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Crying Uncle: Boycott Forces San Diego Hotelier To Donate To LGBT Causes

Almost a year into what some have called a very effective boycott of his businesses, San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester is preparing to donate an amount to LGBT organizations that equals his $125,000 Prop 8 donation. The donation will likely partially come in the form of hotel credits that local LGBT groups can use for fundraising. Manchester, a devout Catholic, ...

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“Boycott” Projected Onto San Diego’s Manchester Grand Hyatt

Rex Wockner reports a cool moment from San Diego’s Eve Of Justice rally: After the rally, the 600 people in attendance took to the streets of downtown chanting, “Separate church and state.” They marched up to the epicenter of downtown, Fourth and Broadway, then back to the Hall of Justice. At the march’s end, ralliers looked south and saw that ...

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Gays Picket Bill Clinton At Boycotted San Diego Hotel

Rex Wockner reports: About 200 GLBT activists and union activists picketed the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on Feb. 15 as former President Bill Clinton spoke inside to the International Franchise Association. The protesters were upset that Clinton “crossed a picket line” to speak at the association’s annual convention. Gays have been boycotting the hotel since last summer because owner ...

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San Diego Hyatt CFO: Gay Boycott Could Cost Millions

As LGBT and labor groups continue their boycott of Doug Manchester’s hotel properties in San Diego, the CFO of the company has warned executives that the losses may be in the millions. Several large groups have canceled conventions at the hotel since the boycott launched. Officials at the Manchester Financial Group have argued for weeks that a boycott by gay ...

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San Diego Hyatt Boycott Launches

Rex Wockner has some great coverage of this weekend’s protest outside of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Last week a boycott of the hotel was announced by LGBT groups and a hotel employees union after the hotel’s owner, Doug Manchester, was revealed to have made a $125K donation to the campaign to overturn gay marriage. According to Wockner, ...

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Boycott Launched Against CA Hotelier

A coalition of marriage equality advocates and a hotel workers union in California are calling for a boycott of Hyatt hotels owned by San Diego tycoon Doug Manchester after he donated $125K in support of Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. The group’s message Thursday was to urge residents and tourists to stay at other ...

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