Sunday, October 24, 2004
Plain Dealer internal dissent on endorsement real
Editor & Publisher confirms that there is a bitter battle over the Plain Dealer's publisher's insistence that the paper endorse Bush.
E&P has learned from several sources at the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the paper's nine-person editorial board decided earlier this week that it wanted to endorse Kerry but Publisher Alex Machaskee, who has final say, has decided on Bush. The paper backed Bush in 2000.
This has caused consternation in some quarters at the Plain Dealer, with sources telling E&P that the endorsement editorial, which was expected to run Sunday, was put off.