Oklahoma Newspaper Facing Continued Backlash for Endorsing Hillary
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 27, 2016
A daily newspaper in Enid, Okla., has faced backlash for endorsing Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
And now its bottom line could be impacted.
According to a New York Times report, The Enid News & Eagle, which has a circulation of 10,000, has already lost 162 subscribers and 11 advertisers.
Despite being located in a predominantly Republican county in a predominantly Republican state, the newspaper opted to voice its support for Clinton.
"It was our decision at the corporate level, which of course was made known to all of our papers, that Donald Trump did not meet our company and journalism values, particularly as they related to the First Amendment," said the paper's vice president, Bill Ketter.
The Times noted that this was the first Democratic endorsement for president in the modern history of the paper, founded in 1893.