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Detroit News Ditches GOP for First Time, Backs Johnson

'An endorsement based on conscience is never wasted'

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had another "Aleppo moment" Wednesday when he had a brain freeze trying to remember the name of a world leader he admired. But that didn't stop the Detroit News on Thursday from offering its endorsement of the Libertarian candidate, breaking its GOP endorsement tradition for the... More »

Detroit News Endorses Romney

'Despite his wrong-headedness on the auto bailout'

(Newser) - Mitt Romney picked up a potentially valuable newspaper endorsement today, one that might do a bit to help blunt President Obama's constant attacks on him for opposing the auto bailout. The Detroit News threw its weight behind Romney, praising his resume of business success and bipartisan deal-making. "Romney... More »

Critic Quits After Paper Softens Chrysler 200 Review

Most scathing lines removed after advertiser complained

(Newser) - You know that spiffy new Chrysler that Eminem is all excited about? The one that’s "imported from Detroit"? Well, apparently you can only be so critical about it in the Detroit News. The paper’s auto critic, Scott Burgess, made some rather scathing comments about the Chrysler... More »

Newspaper Heiress' Body Washes Ashore

Descendant of Detroit News founder committed suicide

(Newser) - The body of Anne Morrell Petrillo was pulled from the Hudson River yesterday, three days after the newspaper heiress jumped off the same bridge where her stepfather leapt to his death more than a decade earlier. Petrillo, 38, was descended on her mother’s side from Detroit News founder James... More »

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