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Tag: Frank Blethen

Oct.
18th

UPDATED: The Seattle Times’ news staff delivers protest letter to publisher over company’s decision to run political ads

More than 100 Seattle Times’ staff members have signed a protest letter delivered to Times publisher Frank Blethen today over the newspaper company’s decision to run political ads that benefit Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and same-sex marriage Referendum 74.

The letter states the company’s decision to run the ads  ”threatens the two things we value most, the traits that make The Seattle Times a strong brand: Our independence and credibility.”

The letter was signed by “reporters, photographers, editors, columnists, artists and producers” who work for the newspaper.  A copy of the letter that was posted on the newspaper’s

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