The News & Record editorial board could not come to a consensus on the marriage amendment issue. Therefore, we’ve elected not to officially support or oppose it. We’ll leave this highly personal decision to individual voters.
Pathetic. Run two opposing editorials if you must, but don't remain silent on the biggest issue of the day.
FWIW, I was not the person who tipped Romenesko.
UPDATE: To be clear, the editorial board is Allen Johnson, Doug Clark, and Robin Saul. The first two oppose the amendment. My deduction in the previous post, that Saul blocked an editorial, seems to have been correct. As Lex Alexander says in the comments below this post, "So if the board 'couldn't reach consensus,' it's obvious why. And for Robin to put Allen Johnson in this position -- making Allen speak for the publisher and thus take the heat for the publisher's moral cowardice and prevarication -- is beneath contempt."