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to Make No Endorsement;
Chose Obama in '08
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
to Make No Endorsement;
Chose Obama in '08

Breitbart Big Journalism, by Michael Patrick Leahy

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/26/2012 1:51:40 PM

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008, has reportedly decided not to endorse any presidential candidate in 2012. Sources say the paper is not eager to experience the same kind of heat it received after endorsing Republican Governor Scott Walker in the recall election earlier this year: I asked editorial page editor David Haynes about this and he replied in an email: “I’m writing a column on our decision for the Sunday paper. We may post that early (Friday). As a point of history: The JS did not endorse in the 2000 presidential election,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/26/2012 1:57:38 PM     (No. 8964512)

Read the article.

Another way to look at it is to say that the paper has had four years to judge Obama and has refused to endorse him again.

That is a change from their prior position on Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: krause, 10/26/2012 2:04:26 PM     (No. 8964532)

A newspaper that doesn't want to take the heat. That's funny.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: larry_bud_melman, 10/26/2012 2:05:12 PM     (No. 8964535)

The first step to recovery is to realize you have a problem

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/26/2012 2:07:54 PM     (No. 8964545)

I've been wondering how many liberal newspapers will follow suit. They can't in good conscience endorse Obama because he's an unmitigated disaster, but they won't be able to bring themselves to endorse a Republican. So they'll bail.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/26/2012 2:10:38 PM     (No. 8964556)

The Urinal-Sentinel. I'm actually surprised that they didn't whole-heartedly endose 0bama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/26/2012 2:14:31 PM     (No. 8964563)

Is there any point to printing a newspaper that doesn't endorse. Why have an editorial department?

Why print at all? The very fact that editors decide to print some stories and columns but skip others is an editorial decision by itself.

Ditto for letters to the editors, etc. Selecting some and discarding others is an editorial decision.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 10/26/2012 2:31:48 PM     (No. 8964618)

Feckless spineless cowards.

I hope they go under and they all lose their jobs. They're not brave enough to do them anyway.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/26/2012 2:34:22 PM     (No. 8964625)

Well then they're just like their hero Obama:

INCOMPLETE.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/26/2012 2:50:17 PM     (No. 8964670)

"Present."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/26/2012 2:55:46 PM     (No. 8964690)

Step up to the plate, you owe it to your readers...Oh, Wait you're a liberal rag. Why don't you set newspaper on fire?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Whimsy, 10/26/2012 4:26:05 PM     (No. 8964968)

With the number of 'real' newspapers 'flipping' for Romney that had been for Obama, and the fact that these guys caught 'heat' for being on the Walker bandwagon...just goes to show that they don't have the 'courage' to stand on their convictions. A non-endorsement is STILL a thumbs up for Romney!

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