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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:03 PM

40. For some time, it's been clear that newspaper endorsements

don't mean much at the polls the way they used to.

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=3750
Few voters are swayed by newspaper endorsements of presidential candidates. So why do editorial pages keep publishing them?


http://www.inquisitr.com/6334/do-newspaper-endorsements-matter/
Conclusion

Newspaper endorsement donít matter, at least not that much, and not in a statistical way that would affect the outcome of a national election. They may still count for more in local communities where candidates are much more unknown than Presidential Candidates. Newspaper endorsements are reflective of the current mood of the people in each community, and they give a voice to those preferences, rather then ultimately changing how people may vote.


Gallup: In U.S., Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity
http://www.gallup.com/poll/142133/confidence-newspapers-news-remains-rarity.aspx

Trust in the media has plummeted to all time lows. It's sad in that democracy relies on the media but when you've been served so much garbage for so many years and poor quality journalism, folks get turned off.

You would have thought after all the years he spent in the media that Fineman would know that.

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