A Daily Post rack found in the
back lot at the Merc. Post photo.

The number of stolen news racks in the South Bay is up to 100 and the Merc is changing its story about how the racks ended up on its property. Here’s KTVU’s report from tonight’s “10’O Clock News.”
(Usual disclosure: the editor of the Press Club’s Facebook page is me, Dave Price, the editor, co-publisher and co-owner of the Daily Post. The Merc took some of the Post’s racks.)

Bay Area Media News,


  1. I find it strange that the Mercury News was put in charge of "Code Enforcement" by a local or government agency. I just can't see an agency calling the Mercury News and asking for their help in picking up newspaper racks that are not in compliance. Did this agency pay the Mercury News for the services? Or did the Mercury just do it out of the goodness of their heart 😉
    It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

  2. The Merc needs to admit to the theft, make restitution, and stop trying to sell the obvious fiction that unnamed "local officials" asked them to remove their competitor's racks.
    Adding to the amusement: after getting hammered by other media the Merc finally ran a story about the controversy…buried on P. 3 of it's Saturday business section!
    That's some bold, hard-hitting journalism, eh?

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