The Tampa Tribune decides to sit out the endorsement game this cycle. Their editorial board is so conflicted that they decided to publish an endorsement endorsing nobody (although they spend the majority of the print space slamming Bush).

So what? As I’ve said before in this blog, newspaper endorsements serve no purpose anymore. They’ve become extinct in their effectiveness due in large part to the age of 24/7 TV news, the Internet, and most importantly, BLOGS. We’ll see less attention being paid to print endorsements in 2008, and by 2012 (mark my words), they will be gone.

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