Here’s a press release I missed in The Union, a right-leaning newspaper in its own right. More and more I see the Territorial Dispatch — a right-wing free newspaper — around town, in Flour Garden and the like.
Read the comments below to see the potential conflict of interest in our Assemblyman Dan Logue’s decision for “Small Business of the Year” — the newspaper’s owner was a big contributor to his campaign. How does that make all the other hard-working small businesses in Dan’s district feel? What gall!
“SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Linda) today recognized John Mistler, editor and publisher of the Territorial Dispatch, as the Small Business of the Year for the 3rd Assembly District.
“John Mistler and his team are wonderful people, they do a great service to our region and I am proud to honor them as the Small Business of the Year,” Logue said. “With one of the largest distributions of any North State publication, the Territorial Dispatch is a very important part of our rural news community, providing news and information services to many remote cities and towns.”
John and his wife Kitty O’Neal have owned and operated the Territorial Dispatch headquartered in Marysville for over nine years. Since taking over they have worked to grow from a once a month paper to a weekly publication.
“With the changing role of newspapers in this computer age, the Territorial Dispatch provides local, uplifting, community oriented articles while realizing our First Amendment responsibility to be a watchdog on our government,” stated John Mistler. “We pride ourselves in telling “The Rest of the Story” and supplying political news and commentary you will not find in the mainstream media.”
The Small Business of the Year awards are sponsored and hosted by the California Small Business Association. In 2000 the California State Assembly resolved that the final Wednesday in May each year would be declared “California Small Business Day.”
Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.
Read the comments to find out what Dan didn’t tell you: