Hillary Clinton is making history for many reasons, and among them is the unprecedented endorsement of a Democratic nominee by a number of major conservative newspapers. With less than two weeks to the election, another storied media institution weighed in when The Yale Record formally announced that it was not endorsing the candidate.
The editorial board at America's "oldest humor magazine" published on Wednesday its non-endorsement, first stressing that the magazine had never before endorsed any presidential candidate, let alone a Democrat — because of its tax-exempt status.
"This year's presidential election is highly unusual, but ultimately no different: The Yale Record believes both candidates to be equally un-endorsable, due to our faithful compliance with the tax code," the board wrote.
It added, cheekily:
In particular, we do not endorse Hillary Clinton's exemplary leadership during her 30 years in the public eye. We do not support her impressive commitment to serving and improving this country — a commitment to which she has dedicated her entire professional career. Because of unambiguous tax law, we do not encourage you to support the most qualified presidential candidate in modern American history, nor do we encourage all citizens to shatter the glass ceiling once and for all by electing Secretary Clinton on November 8.
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