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Daily Journal
     September 25, 2020      #99-269 KDJ

Scott Reeder: Political endorsements no business

By Scott Reeder

SPRINGFIELD — A friend who is an old newspaperman contacted me the other day and wanted to know what I thought of the local newspaper no longer endorsing political candidates.

My response: It’s about time.

Back in 2016, 243 daily newspapers endorsed Hillary Clinton compared to 20 that endorsed Donald Trump.

Media journalist Jim Rutenberg wrote in October 2016 that endorsements in the presidential election were distinguished by “blunt condemnation” of Trump combined with a “save the Republic” ...

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