Mediaite’s Guide To 2012 Newspaper Presidential Endorsements


With less than a week left until Election Day 2012, newspaper and magazine editorial boards have furiously been pecking away at their typewriters (they still use those, right?) writing what they believe to be their most articulate endorsement of a particular presidential candidate.

The divide is typically the same every year — the big east and west coast city papers endorse the Democrat, while the more red-state-ish papers endorse the Republican.

This year, however, has some notable surprises: two major New York papers endorsed Romney after years of going Democrat; Iowa’s main paper endorsed Romney; and Wisconsin’s second-largest paper (and the only one in the endorsement game) gave its stamp of approval to the Republican.

See below for our full guide to newspaper/magazine endorsements:

Barack Obama Mitt Romney 2008 Pick?
New York Times X Obama
Houston Chronicle X Obama
Chicago Tribune X Obama
Dallas Morning News X McCain
San Jose Mercury News X Obama
Detroit Free Press X Obama
Denver Post X Obama
New York Daily News X Obama
New York Post X McCain
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) X Obama
The Arizona Republic X McCain
Philadelphia Inquirer X Obama
Los Angeles Times X Obama
The Washington Post X Obama
Newsday X Obama
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) X Obama
Tampa Bay Times X Obama
The Star-Ledger (Newark) X Obama
Boston Globe X Obama
San Antonio Express News X McCain
Seattle Times X Obama
St. Louis Post-Dispatch X Obama
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette X Obama
The Kansas City Star X Obama
San Francisco Chronicle X Obama
U-T San Diego X McCain
Orlando Sentinel X Obama
Cincinnati Enquirer X McCain
Fort Worth Star-Telegram X Obama
Sacramento Bee X Obama
The Courier-Journal (Louisville) X Obama
Columbus Dispatch X McCain
The Tampa Tribune X McCain
The Hartford Courant X Obama
San Francisco Examiner X McCain
South Florida Sun-Sentinel X Obama
The Buffalo News X Obama
Las Vegas Review-Journal X McCain
The Charlotte Observer X Obama
Des Moines Register X Obama
The Charlotte Observer X Obama
The Tennessean X Obama
Miami Herald X Obama
Pittsburgh Tribune Review X McCain
The News & Observer (Raleigh) X Obama
The Baltimore Sun X Obama
The Record (Hackensack) X Obama
The Oklahoman X McCain
Contra Costa Times X Obama
Richmond Times-Dispatch X McCain
Fresno Bee X Obama
Washington Examiner X McCain
Wisconsin State Journal X Obama
Salt Lake Tribune X Obama
Washington Times X McCain
TOTALS 34 21
Barack Obama Mitt Romney 2008 Pick?
Boston Phoenix X Obama
The Stranger (Seattle) X Obama
The New York Observer X Obama
Barack Obama Mitt Romney 2008 Pick?
The New Yorker X Obama
The Economist X Obama

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