Conservative newspaper endorses Clinton and gets death threats

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By Nathan Rousseau Smith, Buzz60

As editorial boards across the country continue to voice their support for Hillary Clinton, one newspaper is facing some serious backlash.

The Arizona Republic is speaking out about the death threats it's received since choosing to endorse Clinton for president.

The paper saying it chose patriotism over party by endorsing the Democrat.

With the conservative paper breaking from its 126-year tradition of endorsing a republican the threats against the business and the people who work for the paper started pouring including these disturbing words...

"You're dead. Watch your back." "We will burn you down." and... "You should be put in front of a firing squad as a traitor."

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New York Times endorsements through the ages
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New York Times endorsements through the ages

Republican Abraham Lincoln endorsed in 1860, 1864. 

Republican, Defeated Stephen A. Douglas (D), John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat), and John Bell (Constitutional Union Party)

Republican Ulysses S. Grant endorsed in 1868, 1872.
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes endorsed in 1876. 
Republican James Abraham Garfield endorsed in 1880.
Democrat Grover Cleveland in 1884, 1888, 1892.
Republican William McKinley endorsed in 1900.
Democrat Judge Alton B. Parker endorsed by 1904.
Republican William Howard Taft endorsed in 1908.
Democrat Woodrow Wilson endorsed in 1912, 1916.
Democrat James M Cox endorsed in 1920.
Democrat John W. Davis endorsed in 1924.
Democrat Alfred E Smith endorsed in 1928. 
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt endorsed in 1932, 1936, 1944.
Republican Wendell Willkie endorsed in 1940.
Republican Thomas E. Dewey endorsed in 1948.
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower endorsed in 1952, 1956.
Democrat John F. Kennedy endorsed in 1960.
Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson endorsed in 1964.
Democrat Hubert Humphery endorsed in 1968. 
Democrat George S. McGovern endorsed in 1972.
Democrat Jimmy Carter endorsed in 1978, 1980.
Democrat Walter Mondale endorsed in 1984.
Democrat Michael S. Dukakis endorsed in 1988.
Democrat Bill Clinton endorsed in 1992, 1996.
Democrat Al Gore endorsed in 2000.
Democrat John Kerry endorsed 2004.
Democrat Barack Obama endorsed in 2008, 2012.
Democrat Hillary Clinton endorsed in 2016.

In a column responding to the threats, President of The Arizona Republic Mi-Ai Parrish describes subscription salespeople being spit at by critics.

One caller even threatening to blow up reporters.

Undeterred, Parrish thanks her reporters for their courage to utilize the first amendment to freely exchange ideas. Ideas which at times may be unpopular with some readers and voters.

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