Yours truly got to thinking about The Repository's apparent "special relationship" with Mayor William J. Healy, "the second."
The musing prompted this thought: are there other "special relationships" between The Rep and other Stark County - taxpayer funded - government units?
Mind you, The Rep is, as media, supposedly serving the public interest and therefore is entitled to public information to parse and analyze to determine, whether or not, the public interest is being properly protected in the halls of Stark County government.
The Stark County Political Report stands in the same place and is entitled to get the same respect and treatment as The Rep.
Healy blows off The Report all the time by refusing to directly answer The Report's questions.
However, if he thinks he can manipulate them, Healy hotfoots it over to The Rep's editorial office regularly. Moreover, there are likely many, many phone calls between The Rep's editors and reporters and Healy.
The SCPR has indication that Rep reporters are phoned from Canton City Hall to give them a heads up on a breaking story.
TODAY'S NEW COMMENTARY
Yesterday, yours truly got the following email from Justin Watson, the Canton everyday citizens who has been picketing Canton City Hall in support of the 28 laid off firefighters of the Canton Professional Firefighters Association:
CLICK HERE to get link to The Repository's picture of Watson and Healy that Justin speaks of in his email
To reiterate a quote from Watson:
Hmm?... I do find it funny that magically when I met with healy (sic) on the sidewalk of city hall the rep just happened to be sitting a crossed the street to snap that picture for there (sic) spin filled magazine I think the rep should leave the Spining (sic) up to Herman ... (emphasis added)
Looks like someone at Canton City Hall is tipping The Rep off.
Where's the disclaimer when The Rep does a story on Mayor Healy?
The Healy administration using tax supported employees to give The Repository an advantage.