How shocked were people outside Utah to the news that The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Barack Obama for re-election?
Quoting the Snopes post: "Despite the significant ties Republican presidential candidate has to Utah’s Salt Lake City — including his prominent membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (which is headquarted in that city, and his work as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics — it came as a surprise to many people that the Salt Lake Tribune, the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Utah, endorsed his opponent, Barack Obama, in the 2012 presidential contest."
Snopes goes on to quote from the endorsement (posted online last Friday, and featured in Sunday’s print edition), and to point out both that the Tribune endorsed Obama in 2008 and the fact that it’s the other paper in town, the Deseret News, that’s owned by the LDS Church.
|1.||Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police|
|2.||BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises|
|3.||Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera|
|4.||Utah woman sentenced to prison in death of baby sitter|
|5.||NFL: Johnny Manziel and Browns both agree he’s not ready to start|
|6.||Lucky magazine’s fall fashion tips: Santa Fe look, hiking boots|
|7.||Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them|
|8.||Mormon church used to make it easy to follow its money|
|9.||Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis gleefully takes on ‘Rocky Horror’|
|10.||BYU RB Jamaal Williams suffers "mild, not serious" knee sprain|