The Observer—which is owned by Donald Trump’s son-in-law—has decided against covering Trump’s presidential aspirations. In the opinion pages, at least. According to Observer editor Ken Kurson, the paper is damned if they, damned if they don’t.
“If we run something pro-Trump we will automatically be accused of carrying water for him (on account of the relationship to our publisher),” Kurson told The Huffington Post. “If we run something anti-Trump, we will be accused of trying to curry favor with our peers in journalism or worse, intentionally being only a little hard on him so that later we can love him up and point to the earlier softball as proof that we’re fair.”
The paper will still cover Trump in its news section, but we won’t get an Observer opinion on Trump’s wonderful way with words.