Monday, February 2, 2009
MediaNews papers run editorials on state budget
At least 11 newspapers owned by MediaNews Group ran rare front page editorials Sunday blaming the governor and state legislators for the ongoing impasse over the state budget. The AP quotes Dave Butler, Mercury News editor and MNG vp of news, as saying he thought the front page placement was needed to underscore the issue's importance. He said each newspaper's editor made an independent decision about whether to run the editorial out front.