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Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:22 AM

Another Newspaper Breaks Conservative Tradition With Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton

Source: The Huffington Post

The Columbus Dispatch broke from a centurylong tradition of endorsing Republican presidential nominees on Sunday when it announced its support for Democrat Hillary Clinton in this year’s election.

“For us, the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not pleasant, but it isn’t difficult,” the Dispatch editorial board wrote. “Republican candidate Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States. Democrat Hillary Clinton, despite her flaws, is well-equipped for the job.”

“The Dispatch traditionally has endorsed Republican presidential candidates, but Trump does not espouse or support traditional Republican values, such as fiscal prudence, limited government and free trade, not to mention civility and decency,” the board continued. “We are disappointed that so many Republican leaders have accommodated a narcissistic, morally bankrupt candidate who is so clearly out of step with those values.”

The announcement came just weeks after the Cincinnati Enquirer, another major newspaper in Ohio, endorsed Clinton on the grounds that her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, presented “a clear and present danger” to the United States.


http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/10/09/1-editorial-for-president-trump-unfit-clinton-is-qualified.html

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/columbus-dispatch-endorses-hillary-clinton_us_57ead04de4b082aad9b79b30?section=&

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:28 AM

1. First time in 100 years the Dispatch has gone for a Democratic presidential candidate

Not since 1916....I'd hate to be one of their customer service reps tomorrow! (Altho I'll be calling in to subscribe full-week)

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:32 AM

2. Dispatching Trump

 

Me like!

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 09:29 AM

3. This is from the Dispatch?

"Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States."


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The Dispatch wrote in 2004 that the Iraq war #2 was a mistake and it was an unending bloody
hell hole but they still went ahead and endorsed W.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 09:40 AM

4. To be fair, the Wolfe family sold the paper since then

But it is still going to come as a shock to many of their LTE writers!

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Response to Maeve (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 09:55 AM

5. But still the Dispatch has been running right wing crap* even after the Wolfe family sold it.

I read the sports section ....


* They had a cartoon not long ago that implied that HRC was getting $$ from
the Clinton Foundation.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 10:02 AM

8. They know their audience

I remember one year the editorial cartoonist ran his own little poll for president and the results were lop-sidedly Republican, but the candidate didn't win Columbus, Ohio or the election (can't remember which presidential year).
I've suspected they had more ethics than to back Drumpf for some time, tho, and were tossing bones to their LTTE folks just to keep them quiet.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 09:57 AM

6. The Columbus Disgrace has enabled the theft of billions of state tax dollars here in Ohio.

The fact that the paper has endorsed Hillary Clinton is a transparent move to save itself from being dragged to oblivion with Trump and the rest of the deplorable GOP and a blatant attempt to provide cover for the deplorable down ballot GOP candidates here in Ohio. This is a true act of desperation by a business which has been enabling the the biggest theft of public tax dollars by the Ohio Republican Party and the money men behind the Ohio GOP in the history of Ohio and perhaps the entire USA. The Columbus Disgrace is the propaganda arm of the Ohio GOP.

This endorsement may well be the death blow of a newspaper as the only people who purchase this paper are deplorables who will be enraged by this endorsement.

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Response to greatlaurel (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 10:25 AM

9. If so, couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

Even if a few of em are starting to see they've been pranked to vote for Caligula's reincarnate...
GOTV

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 09:57 AM

7. And, pigs are flying in Norman, Oklahoma. The Norman Transcript endorses Hillary Clinton.

I'm pleasantly surprised. I expect that they will receive a lot of angry letters to the editor.

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