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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:26 PM

Endorsement sidestep: MLive 'will keep its opinion to itself' on Trump v. Biden

The publisher of eight Michigan daily newspapers tries for a public disservice spot in the Journalism Hall of Shame, which should be a thing.

In an election year unlike any other, MLive Media Group chooses not to choose because "our mission is to spread light, not heat."

"MLive is not endorsing a candidate in the presidential race," it posts Thursday morning, because that wouldn't "add anything of substance to our body of work leading up to the presidential election."

John Hiner, content vice-president, tries to defend the abdication:

If you skipped your family reunion because you didn't want to hear your cousinís political views, then do either of you really want to hear what we think?

Poll after poll is showing that voters are entrenched in their support for their parties and candidates; the needle has moved very little from 2016 to now, or from this spring until now, for that matter. ... The margins [are] thin, and the percentage of undecided voters microscopic.

The election is going to be decided by voter turnout, not by changing minds. So MLive will keep its opinion to itself.


Read more: https://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/26420/endorsement_sidestep_mlive_will_keep_its_opinion_to_itself_on_trump_v_biden

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:42 PM

1. Interesting. They endorsed Clinton in 2016. Not sure what this wimp out means.

Hopefully someone does. Maybe they decided not to jinx Biden.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:16 PM

2. The Arizona Republic is declining to endorse this year also

Apparently the editors received so many death threats after their Clinton endorsement they decided to stop giving presidential endorsements.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:45 PM

3. That's too bad. I read that in 2016 trump got only 20 endorsements

out of 600 newspapers and other publications. That ainít many. I cannot imagine many of those 600 have really changed preferences.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:13 AM

4. Clinton was the first Democrat the Republic endorsed nt

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