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11 Papers Run Corporate-Ordered Editorial

Capitol Alert: Eleven papers run A-1 editorial blasting lawmakers, Schwarzenegger.In a rare move, at least 11 California newspapers ran a front-page editorial on Sunday blasting the Legislature and governor for failing to solve the state’s budget woes. “The once great state of California today becomes a national disgrace,” the editorial began. The editorial ran in the MediaNews family of newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Daily News and Long Beach Press Telegram.

A bit misleading to say 11 papers, since all are owned by the same company, which clearly ordered up this editorial. But it’s good to see a newspaper company taking a real stand, and being activist in its approach to critical events.

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