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Do News Organizations Pick Presidents?

Jack Shafer ponders that in his latest column:

    Editorial resources being scarce, news organizations can’t cover every declared candidate full time, so whenever a senior editor at a newspaper or network assigns a reporter to a campaign, he votes the institution’s conviction that the candidate has a shot at the nomination. Whenever a news organization pulls its reporter from a candidate’s campaign, it cancels that vote of confidence.

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