Media Mutt Blog Archive 2011
The Associated Press is reporting a complaint has been filed with the state ethics commission against the Portland Press Herald for contributing some $47,000 worth of free advertising to a political campaign last year.
Past imperfect: Guy Gannett’s idea of an unbiased newspaper was one that covered stories from an overtly Republican point of view. Gannett’s view on the free market was that it worked best if he held a monopoly on news outlets. Gannett welcomed a diversity of opinions, so long as they didn’t extend beyond his own and those of immediate family members who agreed with him.