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28 papers have quit Obama to endorse Romney

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by explorerimports, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    Do newspaper endorsements mean what they used to? Maybe not. But Mitt Romney has over one hundred of them, which is an impressive feat for a Republican. However, Romney’s ability to convert editorial boards away from their decisions to endorse President Obama four years ago is truly impressive.

    To date, twenty-eight large newspapers have decided to drop their endorsement record with President Obama and put their chips all in on Romney. The blunt explanations for their decisions often gives way to some blistering critiques of the president, leaving the reader no doubt why these papers lost their faith over the last four years.

    According to Editor & Publisher, Republican Mitt Romney is stunning the newspaper world, earning 112 endorsements from editorial boards around the country compared to the President’s 84. Most large market newspapers like the The New York Times and The Washington Post have stuck with Obama, but have run less than glowing assessments of his accomplishments. So while a newspaper endorsement may not mean what it once did, these conversions could be telling of a national trend.

    Read more: 28 papers have quit Obama to endorse Romney | Times 247

    28 papers have quit Obama to endorse Romney | Times 247
  2. billstaf

    billstaf Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Interesting to note that nowhere in the article does it mention exactly which papers have endorsed Mittens, nor does it mention just whom might own some or all of the newspapers who have done so. I take this kind of stuff with a grain of salt. Especially if it comes from The Washington Times. Besides, newspapers don't elect presidents, citizens do.
  3. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I don't know what the award is for this but it's going to look great in Mr. Romney's trophy case!

    Recommendation: You might try to make this firearm related by noting an example of where a newspaper outlined the perceived differences in viewpoints on firearms laws and regulations in coming to their conclusions about whom to support so this thread doesn't get locked or deleted.
  4. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?
  5. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    I think most would describe this article as "In depth" or "detailed" based on the overpowering amount of information it contains. Sorry, tl;dr

    When referencing the newspapers mentioned here, I'm very confident each one (none specifically of course) is independently owned.

    There's no question these 28 newspapers are ran by at least 14 different entities, if not 7, 3 or better.

    Also, "hole in the wall" does not describe the amount of readers they represent.
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    9. All political discussion must be directly related to firearms, gun rights, or the second amendment.

    There are many different people here with many different viewpoints on various issues. Like religion, discussing these issues here is highly likely to offend and very little good can come of it. We need to be focusing on the things that bring us together (firearms), not the things that have the potential to divide us (politics).
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