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Twitterites lose their minds over Chicago Tribune endorsement for president

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Sep 30, 2016

The Chicago Tribune sparked a social media firestorm Friday with its endorsement of Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

Within hours of the Tribune editorial board announcing on Twitter its support for the former Republican governor of New Mexico — calling him a “principled option for president” — the tweet already had been retweeted hundreds of times and had thousands of comments.

Some retweeters were applauding and thanking the Tribune for backing Johnson.

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