The Press: Who's for Whom

Most U.S. newspapers are owned by Republicans, and the majority of publishers remain G.O.P. loyalists on their editorial pages. But not since the trade weekly Editor & Publisher started keeping track 40 years ago has a Republican presidential candidate enjoyed such an overwhelming edge in endorsements as Richard Nixon does this year. By the beginning of October, reported E & P, 548 dailies with combined circulation of 17.5 million had come out for Nixon's reelection, while only 38 with 1.4 million circulation had backed George McGovern. The trend was continuing last week, and...

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