Newspaper bleeds: Not forgiven for endorsing Hillary

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

Massive cancellations in Trump-lovin’ town


The Enid, Oklahoma, newspaper, the News & Eagle, located in the heart of a GOP-heavy county inside a GOP-dominated state in a GOP-led part of the country, this year endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

“I hope people can respect that we’re entitled to our opinion, too, and that that can be different from news,” said Rob Collins the executive editor.

Jeff L. Funk, the publisher, “supplied notes that formed the basis for the Clinton endorsement,” which was influenced by its corporate owner, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., according to the New York Times, which reported on the situation.

“It was our decision at the corporate level, which of course was made known to all of our papers, that Donald Trump did not meet our company and journalism values, particularly as they related to the First Amendment,” Bill Ketter, vice president, told the Times.

Now the people are expressing their opinion.

The paper, with a circulation of 10,000, has lost 162 subscribers already – and 11 advertisers have withdrawn their business from the publication, “including a funeral home that had a sizable account,” the Times reported.

And many more have wanted to leave the newspaper.

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