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Tag: The Seattle Times


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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Seattle Times’ filing with PDC shows newspaper will run three weeks of pro-Rob McKenna ads in Washington’s governor’s race

A campaign finance report filed today with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission indicates The Seattle Times Co. intends to run 21 straight days of political ads to benefit Republican candidate for governor Rob McKenna.

The pro-McKenna ads — valued by the newspaper at $75,750 — will run through Elelction Day on Nov. 6,  the Times’ campaign finance report shows. The ads range in value from $2,000 to $6,500 over their planned three weeks of publication.

Officials for the newspaper, which previously had endorsed McKenna in an editorial, also announced today the Times will run ads valued at a similar amount supporting

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