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The New York Observer, which was once a good newspaper, is endorsing the owner’s wife’s dad for president.

“Donald Trump is the father-in-law of the Observer’s publisher,” the endorsement begins. “That is not a reason to endorse him. Giving millions of disillusioned Americans a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity is.”

The Observer goes on to reject the anti-Trumpism of the “the media elite, the professional political class and the people largely insulated or directly benefitting from the failures of the last seven years.” The Observer is owned by a millionaire real estate developer who is the son of a millionaire real estate developer and the son-in-law of a billionaire real estate developer who was himself the son of a millionaire real estate developer. The paper is edited by a former political operative who worked for Rudy Giuliani.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the remaining journalists at the New York Observer.