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For the first time in its 34-year history, USA Today picked a side in the presidential election, calling Donald Trump "unfit for the presidency" and telling voters to vote for anyone but Trump. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
For the first time in its 34-year history, USA Today picked a side in the presidential election, calling Donald Trump "unfit for the presidency" and telling voters to vote for anyone but Trump. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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For the first time in its 34-year history, USA Today picked a side in the presidential election, calling Donald Trump "unfit for the presidency" and telling voters to vote for anyone but Trump.

This year a number of conservative newspaper editorial boards, including Arizona Republic, Dallas Morning News and Cincinnati Enquirer, have gone against their traditions and endorsed the democratic candidate for president — Hillary Clinton. Others like the Chicago Tribune and Detroit News have endorsed a third-party candidate.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about how much these endorsements matter.

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David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent. He tweets @davidfolkenflik.

This segment aired on September 30, 2016.

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