Metro apologizes, called black candidate ‘slavish’

The editor of the San Jose alt-weekly Metro, Dan Pulcrano, apologized Monday for saying that black Santa Clara County supervisor candidate Forrest Williams has a “slavish adherence to special interest groups,” according to CBS5 and the blog San Jose Inside. Pulcrano made the comment in an editorial page endorsement of Williams’ opponent, Mike Wasserman. “It was a mistake, and it was insensitive,” Pulcrano said in a media event Williams set up outside Metro’s offices in San Jose. “We apologize to

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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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Chron ignores emerging DiFi story

A conservative columinst and blogger, Michelle Malkin (pictured at right), is asking why the Chronicle hasn’t published any stories 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. The stories about DiFi weren’t written by some right-wing nut, however. They were written by Peter Byrne (at left), an award-winning investigative journalist funded by The Nation Institute, which describes itself as a “liberal-left

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