US Newspapers Break Decades of Tradition With Trump Opposition

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs with Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris, left, and other staff members aboard her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2016.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs with Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris, left, and other staff members aboard her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs with Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris, left, and other staff members aboard her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2016.

When the Dallas Morning News endorsed a Democrat in the U.S. presidential race for the first time in more than 75 years, the reaction from readers ranged from exclamatory praise to expletive-laden predictions of doom for the country.

The decision last month by the newspaper’s editorial board was followed by others that have traditionally supported Republican candidates but this year have instead backed Hillary Clinton, and in one case Libertarian Gary Johnson.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.