The Dallas Morning News broke a 75 year tradition and endorsed known felon, Hillary Clinton. They are now paying a heavy price. Large numbers of people have cancelled their subscriptions and more are threatening they will. Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson admits that subscriptions are being cancelled but refuses to give a number. Instead he made these comments:
“Certainly we’ve paid a price for our presidential recommendation.”
“But then, we write our editorials based on principle, and sometimes principle comes at a cost. I’ve had a lot of conversations with readers lately, and I respect their views and their right to disagree with us. The most important thing to us is that they vote, even if it’s not for our favorite candidate, because democracy doesn’t work if people don’t vote.”
Wilson also failed to explain what kind of principals come into play when you endorse a clear and present danger to the security of the United States, both from her secret email system and from her stated desire to allow more than double the amount of refugees that come into the country from the most dangerous countries in the world.
“Trump’s values are hostile to conservatism. He plays on fear — exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny — to bring out the worst in all of us, rather than the best.”
So, what conservative policies does Clinton espouse? And besides fear what does Clinton offer? Not a thing. That is why the paper is suffering so many critical comments online and protests at their front door. I suspect there is nothing conservative about Wilson and the owners of the Dallas Morning News deserve what they get for endorsing Clinton.
Wilson is the first editor of the paper to be hired from the outside. He came to the paper from the left leaning Fivethirtyeight site and this is the first presidential endorsement the paper has made since they hired him. Don’t be surprised if this is the beginning of a trend for the city’s formerly conservative newspaper.