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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 11:31 PM

Las Vegas newspaper staffers stand up to new owner, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson

In a front-page editorial Sunday, the paper’s editors, in soaring rhetoric, told readers they would remain vigilant to ensure coverage was not slanted and that any potential conflicts with Adelson’s businesses and political interests would be fully disclosed.

“You can be assured that if the Adelsons attempt to skew coverage, by ordering some stories covered and others killed or watered down, the Review-Journal’s editors and reporters will fight it,” the editorial read. “We will fight for your trust. Every. Single. Day. Even if our former owners and current operators don’t want us to.”

They had reason for concern. On the night of Dec. 10, Taylor, the publisher, had stopped the presses to delete a quote from Schroeder in the paper’s first story about the sale. Taylor, who did not respond to a request for an interview, apologized the next morning for his action, two employees said.

By Tuesday night, Adelson’s new management team had begun to take the reins, firing back in their own editorial, which ran on Wednesday’s front page, that they would “publish a newspaper that is fair, unbiased and accurate.”


The complete story is at http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20151223-las-vegas-newspaper-staffers-stand-up-to-new-owner-casino-mogul-sheldon-adelson.ece .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 11:40 PM

1. What's a newspaper?

 

Is it some kind of app?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 05:45 AM

2. It might as well have been sold to Rupert Murdock

Pretty much the same ideology.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 08:47 AM

3. load of bull

 

The R-J has always been a right wing rag...not like being owned by one of the worst people on the planet will make much of a difference.

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