McClatchy picks up DiFi story

Here’s a follow-up to the item we posted April 9 about how the Chronicle is refusing to write about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s resignation from a military expenditure subcommittee that approved billions of dollars in contracts that went to companies controlled by her husband, Richard Blum. Michael Doyle of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau has become the first mainstream reporter to touch the subject. He begins by covering the coverage — that is, pointing out how the story broke in a couple of

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Judge won’t halt sale; DOJ wants more time

Federal Judge Susan Illston (pictured) today (July 28) refused a request to issue a temporary restraining order to block McClatchy Co. from selling the Mercury News and other former Knight Ridder newspapers to MediaNews Group. But her ruling doesn’t mean the $1 billion sale will take place. The AP and the Sacramento Bee are reporting that the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has again asked for more time to review the transaction. Judge Illston rejected San Francisco powerbroker Clint Reilly’s

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