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2020 Biden newspaper endorsements

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    So far, The Washington Post, the Des Moines Register, and the Boston Globe have endorsed Joe Biden.

    The New York Times did so this morning.

    "Joe Biden has vowed to be a president for all Americans, even those who do not support him. In previous elections, such a promise might have sounded trite or treacly. Today, the idea that the president should have the entire nation’s interests at heart feels almost revolutionary.

    A President Biden would embrace the rule of law and restore public confidence in democratic institutions. He would return a respect for science and expertise to the government. He would stock his administration with competent, qualified, principled individuals. He would stand with America’s allies and against adversaries that seek to undermine our democracy. He would work to address systemic injustices. He would not court foreign autocrats or give comfort to white supremacists. His focus would be on healing divisions and rallying the nation around shared values. He would understand that his first duty, always, is to the American people.

    Aware that an “America First” approach in reality amounts to “America alone,” he would work to revive and refurbish damaged alliances. He has the respect and trust of America’s allies and would not be played for a fool by its adversaries.

    Mr. Biden knows that there are no easy answers. He has the experience, temperament and character to guide the nation through this valley into a brighter, more hopeful future. He has our endorsement for the presidency."

    Here's the Des Moines Register endorsement:

    Boston Globe:

    Washington Post:

    Bear in mind, though, that Hillary Clinton was endorsed by 500 news sources, and Trump was endorsed by 28.

    It's obvious that not enough people read newspapers.

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    In more than two centuries of publishing, the New England Journal of Medicine has never weighed in on a U.S. presidential election. That changed this week.

    On Wednesday, alongside its usual peer-reviewed scientific studies and analysis, the journal published a blistering editorial taking President Trump and his administration to task over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The respected journal broke the nonpartisan position it has held since 1812 with an editorial titled, “Dying in a Leadership Vacuum,” which urged voters to oust Trump over his administration’s failures.

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    The New Hampshire Union leader just endorsed Biden, the first Democrat in over 100 years!

    Unfortunately, they also thought it would be a good idea to elect a full slate of GOP senators and representatives.

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    Believe or not, Trump actually got an endorsement from an American newspaper - sort of.

    A recent endorsement of the president was damning. The publisher of the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Washington, urged people to vote for Trump only because he claimed Biden’s policies would “strike at the economic well-being of the country.” As for Trump himself, the editorial acknowledged, he “is a bully and a bigot…. He panders to racists and prevents sensible immigration reform in a nation built on immigrant labor and intellect. He tweets conspiracy theories. He’s cavalier about Covid-19 and has led poorly through the pandemic. He seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act without proposing a replacement. He denies climate change.”

    Even such a half-hearted endorsement drew rebuttals from an editor and a columnist at the paper.

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    The Economist newspaper has formally endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. The London-based current affairs publication released its endorsement on its website on Thursday.

    The op-ed backing Biden will appear in The Economist's print edition on Friday, according to a press release. The newspaper, which is printed in magazine format, is considered influential and supports economic liberalism and free markets.

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won their endorsement in 2016 and The Economist has endorsed nine presidential candidates since backing Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in 1980. He went on to win the White House.

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    In October 2016, the Las Vegas Review-Journal was the first major newspaper to endorse then-candidate Donald Trump for president. While Trump “represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave,” the editorial page wrote, he promised to disrupt the status quo in Washington by bringing a “corporate sensibility and a steadfast determination to an ossified Beltway culture."

    Four years later, the Review-Journal — owned by Trump supporter and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — is advising Trump that he did indeed lose the 2020 presidential race and that he should start cooperating with Joe Biden’s transition team.

    “President Donald Trump seeks to delay the inevitable,” reads the headline of the editorial, which appeared in print Thursday and published online Wednesday night. “It is too fitting that the Trump presidency concludes amid a babel of bluster and bravado,” the unbylined authors, representing the viewpoint of the paper’s management, wrote. “But the president does a disservice to his more rabid supporters by insisting that he would have won the Nov. 3 election absent voter fraud. That’s simply false.”

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    Sorry "newspapers" should not "decide" anything. Adelson is an typical anomaly in this society; billionaires should be only be tax payers, but should never have an say in governing other than any normal citizen. The reason that things are so screwed up here, is that these people because of "money" try to run the government. I've said a million times, take the money out of elections or government policies ( kickbacks etc.) But yeah, I guess they love "lobbyists" and corrupt lawyers much more than honesty. So I bet that nothing will change over time because no one wants to fix the "system". I can predict how it all ends.
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    In 2016, Hillary Clinton was endorsed by 500 news sources. Trump was endorsed by 28. "Not Trump" received 30 endorsements.


    In 2020, Joe Biden was endorsed by 47 newspapers, and Trump was endorsed by 7.

    The 7 were:

    New York Post (owned by the Murdoch family)

    Las Vegas Review Journal (owned by Sleldon Adelson)

    Arkansas Democrat Gazette

    Boston Herald

    ( The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States. It has been awarded eight Pulitzer Prizes in its history, including four for editorial writing and three for photography before it was converted to tabloid format in 1981. The Herald was named one of the "10 Newspapers That 'Do It Right'" in 2012 by Editor & Publisher.

    In December 2017, the Herald filed for bankruptcy. On February 14, 2018, Digital First Media successfully bid $11.9 million to purchase the company in a bankruptcy auction; the acquisition was completed on March 19, 2018. As of August 2018, the paper had approximately 110 total employees, compared to about 225 before the sale)

    Spokesman Review (Portland, Oregon)

    The Blade (Toledo)

    The Gazette (Colorado Springs)