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I wonder if the press gets this sort of thing happening in Pleasanton?

Original post made by Jake on Mar 14, 2012

Much has been in the press about a Berkeley city official acting on the orders of a police official showing up at a reporter's house in the middle of the night to 'correct' an article on the Contra Costa Times website. Then the city kept calling the reporter after the middle-of-the-night visit asking for more 'corrections.'

One editorial after the fact said "I could see if we were in say, Kenya or Venezuela, where the authorities routinely use intimidating tactics against news reporters in an effort to control what they publish or air. But in Berkeley?"

I wonder whether the reporters ever find people showing up on their doorstep or get phone calls like this in Pleasanton? Was this an isolated incident or does this happen in this city?

Comments (2)

Posted by Jeremy G., a resident of Rosewood
on Mar 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

When you have a muslim President from Kenya, your going to get Berzerkeley police officers acting like Kenyans.

Posted by correct, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Don't think this would happen in Pleasanton for the simple reason that if the city sent an officer to the local newspaper writer to correct an incorrect article, it would be a full-time job.

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