Surprising Newspaper Endorsements And The Presidential Election

Email a Friend
For the first time in its 34-year history, USA Today picked a side in the presidential election, calling Donald Trump "unfit for the presidency" and telling voters to vote for anyone but Trump. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
From

For the first time in its 34-year history, USA Today picked a side in the presidential election, calling Donald Trump “unfit for the presidency“and telling voters to vote for anyone but Trump.

This year a number of conservative newspaper editorial boards, including Arizona Republic, Dallas Morning News and Cincinnati Enquirer, have gone against their traditions and endorsed the democratic candidate for president — Hillary Clinton. Others like the Chicago Tribune and Detroit News have endorsed a third-party candidate.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about how much these endorsements matter.

Guest

David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent. He tweets @davidfolkenflik.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.