Question of the day
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller
According to a high-ranking Tribune executive, the newspaper will eliminate its endorsements for president, governor and Senate seats.
This comes after the Chicago Sun-Times recently got out of the endorsement game, as it transitioned to nonprofit status.
The Tribune is one of three newspapers owned by Alden that will continue endorsements this season as they’re far along in the process, according to The New York Times. The other two are The Baltimore Sun and The Denver Post. […]
A copy of the planned editorial reads, “Unfortunately, as the public discourse has become increasingly acrimonious, common ground has become a no man’s land between the clashing forces of the culture wars.”
The paper will continue making endorsements in non-gubernatorial statewide races as well as legislative and local races. The Tribune’s endorsements in legislative races during the spring primary were often ill-informed. Anyway…
* The Question: Do you think: 1) The Tribune should continue making endorsements in all races; or 2) This is the right call by Alden; or 3) The Tribune should stop all endorsements all the way down the ticket? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.