Fla paper unprecedentedly apologizes to readers for anti-Trump coverage; ‘you deserve more balance’

Fla paper unprecedentedly apologizes to readers for anti-Trump coverage; ‘you deserve more balance’
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A central Florida newspaper has apologized to its readers for the decidedly anti-Donald Trump coverage that has been published during the election.

The Daily Commercial published an editorial titled “The media, the election and bias” on Oct. 23 that explained the paper is reliant on wire services for much of its election coverage and those reports are weighted heavily against Trump.

“The Daily Commercial hasn’t done enough to mitigate the anti-Trump wave in the pages of this paper,” it wrote. “You deserve a more balanced approach to the coverage of elections and other weighty issues.”

In what it described as an “open letter” that it described as “part explanation, part reflection and part mea culpa” the paper apologized to its readers.

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The paper blamed Trump’s penchant for “saying outlandish things and picking fights with anyone” for part of the distortion in coverage but admitted that, as the election draws closer, the anti-Trump coverage has reached new heights.

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