Newspapers Are Making Surprise Endorsements, But Do They Matter?
Some papers have broken decadeslong streaks of endorsing a candidate from a specific party.By Lauren Stephenson | September 7, 2016
The 2016 presidential campaign has been pretty unconventional. So it's no surprise that some newspapers are shocking readers with unexpected endorsements.
Take The Dallas Morning News. It said "no" to Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he "is — or has been — at odds with nearly every GOP ideal this newspaper holds dear."
The paper hasn't endorsed a Democratic nominee for president in over 75 years. But it broke that trend on Wednesday by endorsing Hillary Clinton, even though it said she has "real shortcomings."