Newspapers Shun Trump - Not A Single Endorsement From Top 100

Tyler Durden's picture

We're just about 1 month away from the 2016 Presidential election and so far it looks as though Trump has managed to secure -1 (yes, that's negative 1) endorsements from America's top 100 newspapers.  Perhaps these newspapers are worried about getting "shadowbanned" from twitter for publicly supporting the republican nominee, which we pointed out recently happened to Dilbert creator, Scott Adams.

According to data compiled by The Hill, Hillary has managed to pick up 17 endorsements so far while Johnson has secured 3, in spite of his numerous recent gaffes.  Meanwhile, the USA Today, which typically doesn't endorse candidates, threw their hat in the ring for anyone except Trump and "Tulsa World," decided that "none of the above" would be the best option.

Of course, the top 100 papers, like most media, has tended to skew toward democratic candidates in recent history.  Obama received 56% of the endorsements in 2012 versus 44% for Romney and 73% in 2008 versus only 27% for McCain.

That said, -1 would be a "yuuuge" record if it holds.

Per The Hill, here's where the top 100 newspapers currently stand:

Endorsements

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1980XLS's picture

100 top reasons to vote for Trump

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) 1980XLS Oct 5, 2016 7:48 PM

I wouldn't worry about it.  90% of those newspapers will be out of business in a few more years anyway.  And, the rest will follow soon.

 

nope-1004's picture

Bought and paid for by the Clinton Foundation.  But seriously, who reads a newspaper anymore?

These queers don't endorse him either.....

Manthong's picture

I know for a fact that I am an order of magnitude more well-informed of the realities of geopolitics, national politics, economics and markets than most anybody I talk to.

I have not purchased a newspaper or magazine and not watched TV or TV news for at least 5 years.

0b1knob's picture

By my count only 17 out of 100 expicitely endorse the Hilldabeast.   Not much enthusiasm.

MFL5591's picture

Cancel your subscription!

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) MFL5591 Oct 5, 2016 8:10 PM

Those newspapers that are almost ready to go out of business?

lol

Son of Loki's picture

I don't see Hustler and Playboy on the list so they don't effect me!

Main_Sequence's picture
Main_Sequence (not verified) Son of Loki Oct 5, 2016 8:23 PM

Doesn't surprise me since a lions share of the mainstream media companies are owned and operated by the jews.

lance-a-lot's picture
lance-a-lot (not verified) Main_Sequence Oct 5, 2016 9:24 PM

Who can blame them. Trump sabotaged his own campaign.
http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

wee-weed up's picture

Yep, they're all... every one of them... DemoCrap sycophants & stooges!

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

The MSM is not......We the People.

newdoobie's picture

I said at the start and I'll say it again, Trumps job is to give the election to the most unelectable person in the US. Every time he gets any lead in the polls he opens him mouth (tweets) and boom the lead is gone. Ask Terry McAuliffe

NoDebt's picture

Lots of comments about newspapers going out of business.  Don't bet on it.  MSNBC has fewer prime time viewers than ZH gets web hits.  They can't get a plug nickel for their ad time.  They're still in business.

Why?

Because news outlets are not designed to be self supporting.  That would require actual journalism that readers/viewers saw value in.  Fortunately for them they are NOT journalists.  They are propogandists.  And they are paid to print articles by monied interests with an agenda to push.

SOME newspapers will go out of business, yes.  But if you think the NYT or any of the majors is going to go belly-up any time soon because they can't sell enough newspapers, you'll be waiting a LOT longer than you think you will.

 

J S Bach's picture

What the hell do people expect?!  The media are ALL Kosher Kommunists.  I would be totally surprised if ONE of them endorsed Trump.

Joe Davola's picture

Trump's campaign has pretty much avoided traditional media. He should stay away from it altogether, they aren't going to present his "side", so continue with what has worked so far.

PTR's picture

Jesse Ventura won the governorship doing an end-around on the conventional outlets. 

 

Just sayin'

TeamDepends's picture

What's a "newspaper"? Seriously though, the one (used to be two) around here is shrinking at such a rate that it will be G.I. Joe sized in two years.

newdoobie's picture

Newspaper is something you wrap fish in

 

Stop Probate Fraud's picture

I'm surpised they let him do "debates"....It's like volunterring to be the pinata.

Backin2006's picture

In few third world countries do the ruling elite have such a grip over the press. Quite extraordinary. This supports Legutko's 'Demon in Democracy' thesis quite nicely.

(1) These are not 100 independent newspapers, not a far smaller number of national corporations. (2) This homogenity reflects the stranglehold of the elite not just over business and journalism, but also academia, government and the security services. (3) Americans' saving grace is their contrarianness. If I were Trump, I would use this graphic ad nauseum.

Backin2006's picture

In few third world countries do the ruling elite have such a grip over the press. Quite extraordinary. This supports Legutko's 'Demon in Democracy' thesis quite nicely.

(1) These are not 100 independent newspapers, not a far smaller number of national corporations. (2) This homogenity reflects the stranglehold of the elite not just over business and journalism, but also academia, government and the security services. (3) Americans' saving grace is their contrarianness. If I were Trump, I would use this graphic ad nauseum.

CheapBastard's picture

Mussolini's closest advisors told him before he does anything, grab complete control of the press and second, brainwash the people.

 

We see this Fascist technique right before our eyes now. If it weren't for blogs almost the entire country would be in the dark. This is why places like China hire a few hundred thousand students, etc to monitor and block the internet and media.

Taint Boil's picture

Carlos Slim big time Mexican billionaire owns a big hunk of the NYT - why would a Mexican billionaire want with a "news"paper. The sheep are soooo stupid ....

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Which tells you plain and simply, by a margin of 100-0, these newspaper owners want war

MalteseFalcon's picture

My guess is that the government has been subsidizing most newspapers.

That will end completely under Trump and most of these papers will disappear rapidamente.

Also, if your readership goes to zero, it doesn't matter if you continue printing.

WaPO and the NYT will continue but with a much diminished voice.

The network news divisions are also finished for the same reasons.

Oldwood's picture

One thing for sure,trump isn't spending any money with any of them.

No pay to play OR endorsements.

Kidbuck's picture

A single Trump tweet gets 12 million reads plus wide distribution by third parties, both internet and print.

What is the total that read endorsements in all 100 of these papers comboned?

RogerMud's picture

USA Today is still around? who knew...

NoDebt's picture

It's the king of "here's a newspaper we put outside your hotel room door that you won't read" newspapers.  I suspect less than 5% of the papers they print ever have a single word read from their pages.

 

CheapBastard's picture

I don't even wrap fish in newspaper anymore for three reasons;1) 95% of the fish is contaminated with pesticide residues or heavy metals like mercury; or 2) is radioactive from Fuki; and/or 3) the newspaper print leaks into the fish and is problematic itself.

Theta_Burn's picture

The fall bass off the Jersey coast is fairly safe still, and yummy..

clade7's picture

The Guntersville Gleam is worth a read...Interesting little old Alabama small town rag that only covers 'News' in the immediate area...In fact, professional journalist educators study that paper on how NOT to run a business!  Yet it still survives, year after year...

 

"To the sumbitch who stole the flowers off my Aunt Bessies stone, fuck you"..."To the bastard who runt into my car at the Piggley Wiggley and left, fuck you"....Nice little articles like that...Gives a guy a real sense of what really matters, and who is having a garage sale, or caught a big fish etc.....

Pinot-Noir's picture

...and the problem is that when you speak to a regular msm informed type, you sound like a crazy, conspiracy driven, tin-foil hat wearing lunatic!!

Kidbuck's picture

But, they all support gay marriage, climate change, open borders, the FED, taxpayer funded abortions, and BLM. So, it's not as if they aren't independent thinkers.

Ludwig Van's picture

 

Zero endorsements among the top 100 -- I can't think of a more persuasive endorsement.

 

ebworthen's picture

Yes.  You just know that every newsroom is filled to the gills with Leftist graduates of "Journalism" schools of the past 30-40 years.  Rich recruiting grounds for the Communist Party (DNC).  I'm surprised the Chinese haven't bought more newspapers - but perhaps they see no need to do so?

Backin2006's picture

Are you kidding?! US universities are way more left-wing than Chinese ones.

jeff montanye's picture

possibly not the top 100 but some excellent ones for sure (many have yet to decide).

i wonder if it could have anything to do with the hated possibility of the truth about 9-11 getting greater detail and credibility under a trump administration and whatever further investigations might ensue.

it is laughable the utter lack of investigative reporting that ever focused on the greatest "foreign" attack on the continental u.s. since the war of 1812, or on the absurdly cursory, half-assed federal investigation that followed. they spent much more money on monica.

when the truth does come out, they won't look like incompetents.

they'll look like perps. 

Badsamm's picture

There is plentyof rope at my local Home Depot

Badsamm's picture

How many people own the top 100? My guess is less than 5 and that would mean we only need about 100ft of rope

Anglophobe's picture

The Atlantic City press didn't make the top list ,shit well that rich fuck from Iowa bought them anyway

johngaltfla's picture

That's good news. No one but dead people, and old farts getting chemo read newspapers anyways. Oh, and my birds when they take a shit.

nmewn's picture

Cool ain't it? ;-)

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

What a shocker.  Media dinosaurs trying to protect the establishment.  They're finished if Trump wins.

 

 

balz's picture

Who cares what those failing 20th century pricks think.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Did anybody hear who the telegraph companies are endorsing?  Just as relevant.

Oldwood's picture

Don't know, but I hear Pagenet is all in for Hillary.