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It’s one of the most blatantly biased things a media outlet can do: openly endorse a candidate running for office. But during CNN’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered Saturday evening, Cupp and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter lauded The New York Times for making a televised spectacle out of their Democratic endorsement announcement happening soon. They would admit the Times had an editorial board that leaned far-left and would endorse “anyone but Donald Trump.”
At the start of the segment, Cupp looked back at history to tout the Times’ routine of making endorsements for president of the United States. “In a tradition stretching back to 1860 with its first endorsement of Abraham Lincoln, The New York Times is about to make its Democratic endorsement tomorrow on its FX and Hulu series The Weekly and online shortly thereafter,” she said.
Since we’re looking back at history, The New York Times hasn’t endorsed a Republican for president in the general election since 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower ran for reelection. They’ve also endorsed Democrats in 27 races, that’s more than double what they gave to the GOP (12) (And 1 to the National Democratic Party in 1896).
Immediately after introducing Stelter, Cupp wanted to know “any thoughts on who you think might get the nomination?” Stelter had a good laugh and declared: “Anyone but Donald Trump, right?” Cupp seemed amused.