There was the time when the Star-Ledger said they would never endorse anyone again

The Star-Ledger announced on October 30, 1973 that they would no longer endorse candidates for public office. “A newspaper becomes vulnerable to criticism that is biased in its political news coverage, even though this criticism may be without foundation,” an editorial announcing the policy change said, noting that there will still be commentary on issues so that “readers can draw their own conclusions on how these views relate to the candidates.” The policy was short-lived: the newspaper endorsed candidates for Congress in 1974.

In a response the following day, New York Times editorial page editor John Oakes said that newspapers not endorsing political candidates was “a cop-out.”

There was the time when the Star-Ledger said they would never endorse anyone again