Accuracy in Media

Newspapers that have traditionally endorsed Republicans for president are paying a financial price—cancelled subscriptions for crossing over and endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton.

According to The New York Times, the cancellations were coming in every ten minutes at The Arizona Republic, which had never endorsed a Democrat for president in its 126-year history.

In the Republic’s editorial the paper unloaded on Donald Trump, citing what it called Trump’s “long history of objectifying women and his demeaning comments about women during the campaign are not just good-old-boy gaffes,” adding that “They are evidence of deep character flaws. They are part of a pattern.”

The Republic was joined by the Dallas Morning News, which hadn’t endorsed a Democrat for president since before World War II, and the Cincinnati Enquirer, which has endorsed Republicans for nearly 100 years, before deciding to back Clinton.

Even though these papers went against tradition, it was more a case of being anti-Trump than pro-Clinton, as evidenced by their editorials. That has also been the case with many Republicans who have publicly endorsed Clinton over Trump.

The lack of real enthusiasm for Clinton and the anti-Trump arguments in these editorials call into question the value of endorsements, considering that most people are getting their news online and are more interested in celebrity news than editorials.

Given that situation, and the loss of valuable subscribers, the papers might have been better off not endorsing either candidate this time around.





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Comments

  • Mercyneal

    The editors at this paper were idiots

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Trump is an idiot. They are journalists. I can understand you not recognizing journalistic integrity when you see it. You read “Accuracy” in Media.

  • Thor

    Journalistic integrity? LOL! That’s a thing of the past.

  • Deplorable Bitter Clinger

    I stopped subscribing to Tucson’s rabidly leftist Arizona Daily (Red) Star years ago. Don’t support international communist journalism! While we’re at it, here’s an excellent example of how the mainstream media is in the tank for Hillary:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvQZuo1VMo

  • redjordana

    Yes Trump may be crude and lewd but these people aren’t journalists. Trump is not a conservative–well neither was Romney, or McCain, and these dodos were endorsed and we were told to hold our noses. Bush Ii wasn’t really either and didn’t pay attention to anything. Clinton was a serial philanderer and worse,Obama was not only unqualified but a law breaker ten times over and Hillary is corrupt as well as dishonest and incompetent. And she broke the law.

  • redjordana

    The article was right. They should have endorsed either candidate and endorsing hopped up druggy Gary Johnson who couldn’t answer simple questions about anything involving foreign policy,economics or anything else was telling.

  • CSATexas

    Integrity?

    They are filthy pigs.

  • RightVote

    One Word for Lester Holt !……………………I can’t print or I will be deleted !

  • RightVote

    NEVER ever have I seen Hillary ‘Gesture’ to her face…..EVER……………But, she had the questions ‘IN ADVANCE’
    That’s obvious !

  • madhatter46

    Integrity? As you call people names/demonizing–sounds more like Alinsky, Stalin, and Goebbels–who did he demonize? (Maybe Trump has Jewish roots?) than integrity or any aspect of character. Let’s see integrity?—Sex on the floor of the Oval Office with a cigar? Looking parents in the eye and saying a video caused their deaths? Name-calling Wall Street banks but garnishing millions in a Mafia styled protection scam? Claiming the feminist cause as you accept millions from countries that treat women with scorn? Lying about erasing e-mails? Whitewater? Calling Bill’s sexual liaisons names but now saying accusers should be believed? Claiming having nothing but also having access to banks to finance how many homes? Distributing less than !0% of monies received at their Foundation to actual charities? Haiti–how did Hillary’s brother perform on his contract? Renting out the Lincoln Bedroom? Pardoning donors? Yes, I read “Accuracy in Media,” watch C-SPAN, study Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, believe in natural rights, and worry about our progeny that inherit a 20 trillion dollar yoke, and a 200 trillion unfunded liability before they can say Nanny state, suffer a political incorrectness, or have their speech censured by those who stood on soap boxes preaching “freedom of speech.” Get away from the “Borg,’ mentality as leftists claim “holier than thou status?”

  • sox83cubs84

    I stopped buying daily newspapers in 2008, when both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times endorsed Ovomit. The Trib has already endorsed Gary Johnson, and I’m sure the far-left Sun-Times will end up endorsing Queen Cankles. It looks like 4 more years of savings for me.

  • Marty Golubow

    Open mouth insert foot!!!
    Newspapers are supposed to report and edit good information they do not have anything I want to read…….
    Perhaps they will declare bankruptcy and go out of business? Amen!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Wow. Paranoid doesn’t even begin to describe you. Is there anything you could read on a right wing site that you wouldn’t believe?

  • Phoenix Hung

    Journalists? JOURNALISTS?!? JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY?!? Have another big gulp of that Liberal Journalistic Integrity you speak of so you can recognize the bias they are shoveling out to a public they think are a bunch of stupid rubes who should be told how to vote…now, go make a sammich to go with your kool-aid…

  • IronChefSandwiches

    You really shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • CSATexas

    Most leftist want to suppress the right to vote.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Hmmm. Then why is it that EVERY SINGLE ATTEMPT to suppress the right to vote comes from the GOP? Hmmm? Moron.

  • CSATexas

    There is NO attempt to suppress the vote. You made that up

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Fox “News” being the best example…

  • IronChefSandwiches

    God, you are so blind. As soon Congress did away with the Voting Rights Act, a dozen “red” states immediately started programs to suppress the votes of minorities. Moron.

  • CSATexas

    You poor mindless idiot.

    Asking for an ID does not suppress ones right to an abortion.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    OK. I’ll speak slowly for you. Many inner-city blacks don’t have photo IDs. Why? Because they don’t own cars and therefore, have no need for driver’s licenses. They do have lots of other IDs, but without pictures. Now, voting fraud is virtually non-existent. Study after study have estimated that 35 fraudulent ballots have been submitted in the last two decades. That’s less than 1 per million votes cast. So, why change the laws? There’s no fraud going on. No. The ONLY reason is to deter people from voting. But not just all people. No. Only people who tend to vote Democratic. This is so plainly obvious, it’s appalling that you’re arguing this point. In fact, earlier this year an idiot Republican State Senator (I think it was in Virginia) came right out and admitted that the laws are designed to disenfranchise black votes. Now. STFU and leave me alone. I have lab reports to grade. I’m not here to educate away from your misinformation.

  • DP

    THE PAPERS SHOULD OFFER THE LYIN HILLARY DOLL………..W/ SUBSCRIPTION………

  • DP

    NOT SURPRISED…U FASCIST……………

  • DP

    I DON’T THINK ILLEGAL ALIENS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE….BUT I KNOW U R ONE OF THOSE USEFUL IDIOTS….THE MORONS THAT BELIEVE THEY CAN CONTROL THE WEATHER…ALLAH AKBAR…FOOL…

  • DP

    U SHOULD HAVE ID…U NEED ONE TO GET INTO THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION…RIGHT……….

  • DP

    REPORTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE…ITS A DONE DEAL….THAT’S NOT THE REASON THEY DON’T VOTE ….DUFUS…MAY BE CAUSE DEY DUZN’T HAS BOOK LERNIN….FREE COLLEGE WOULD CURE THAT…MO MONEY FOR U…YOUR UNION…YADA…YADA…YADA…..SAFE SPACES FOR THE 3RD WORLD…..YOUR KIND OF CLASS ROOM….MINDS THAT R ALREADY BEEN INDOCTRINATED….A HILLARY VOTER….I’M A DEPLORABLE…ALSO MORON ITS NOT WHO U VOTE FOR..ITS WHO COUNTS THE VOTES…HAVEN’T U LERNED DAT ….YOUR HERO’S J. STALIN AND SOROS….NO PURPLE MIDDLE FINGERS INCLUDED…

  • DP

    DITTO…HILLARY HAS PICKED UP ON BARRY’S HAWIIAN… GOOD LUCK SIGN….WE SHOULD BE PARANOID…GO TO THE BURLINGTON MALL,SEA TAC MALL, PARIS, NICE, SAN BERNADINO,THE GAY BAR IN ORLANDO…TURKEYS AIRPORT…BRUSSELS AIRPORT….IT GOES ON…SHE WANTS TO BRING IN MORE OF THEM…HATE GAYS AND WANT WOMEN TO BE CATTLE…..R U AN EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBER OF A GOV. OFFICIAL..

  • DP

    OUR PAPER IS A UNDERLING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES…GARBAGE……………..

  • DP

    BROWNIES……W/ NUTS…SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS, POOR GARY….PUT ME IN MIND, THAT BARRY’S IN THE SAME BOAT…………

  • DP

    LESTER THE MOLESTER……………

  • Ann Marie

    You are damn right, you are a news paper don’t endorse, I hope and pray that so many stop their subscriptions that it will shut down your stupid doors !!!

  • Aaron1960

    Racist-straight up. Blaming blacks and thinking them incapable of handling their own affairs.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Well done, moron.