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Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 09:10 a.m.

Would a local newpaper interfere with story content, in order to shill for a local politico?

It sure sounds that way!

The news publications in question? The Sun / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Both are part of the Los Angeles News Group, and essentially carry the same general content.

It’s no surprise of course. For years, the newspapers have been criticized for looking the other way, and lack of investigative reporting.

Insiders are rumoring that one very recent political campaign story, was intentionally edited to affect the presentation to favor one candidate over another.

The race in question? San Bernardino County District Attorney.

Now comes a second revelation involving the same contest.

This time a reporter was allegedly told, by an editor, to kill a story focusing on the potential conflict of interest, not-to-mention managerial decision-making, of the incumbent, Mike Ramos.

If remotely accurate, it doesn’t look good.

Maybe it’s time for the newspaper groups leadership to take a stare into the abyss.