There’s a nifty ongoing tally of editorial endorsements over at Editor & Publisher (thanks, guys, it saves us from having to do it). “The Obama lead in editorial endorsements this year turned into a landslide, even a rout,” the site reports. Beyond the total score, there are some interesting optics: “At least 35 papers have now switched to Obama from Bush in 2004, with just four flipping to McCain. The latest majors to flipflop to Obama: the papers in Providence and Fort Worth.” The Chicago Tribune endorsed its first Democrat ever; The Hartford Courant has endorsed a Democrat for only the second time in 244 years. And up in Alaska, where you can see Russia, the state’s largest newspaper—The Anchorage Daily News—has seen its way to endorsing Obama.
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