Review their positions regarding the Port of Seattle and Sodo Arena
  • Petitioned Editorial Board

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The Seattle Times
Editorial Board

Review their positions regarding the Port of Seattle and Sodo Arena

    1. Brian Robinson
    2. Petition by

      Brian Robinson

      Seattle, WA

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September 2012

Victory

The Seattle Times Editorial Board was petitioned by Brian Robinson from Seattle, WA, asking them to review their positions regarding the Port of Seattle and Sodo Arena. According to Robinson: "Without a reasonable level of investigative research and impartial fact checking readers cannot be assured of having sufficient information to make decisions about important regional issues." Robinson's petition surpassed 570 supporters, and helped to influence a 7-0 vote on the issue from the Seattle City Council committee.

As the regions primary newspaper The Seattle Times is the main source of news and information for hundreds of thousands of local residents. Without a reasonable level of investigative research and impartial fact checking readers cannot be assured of having sufficient information to make decisions about important regional issues.

The Seattle Times' public call for "this story to go away" less than 3 days after bipartisan allegations of ethical conflicts by a public employee who leads an agency which receives more than $70 million per year in public subsidy calls into question their unbiased and honest coverage of the Port of Seattle Operations and is cause for readers to demand a review of their coverage of this issue.

 

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    • Marilyn Whited SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am once again not convinced we need another sports stadium. I am definitely against having 'public money' involved when this arena proposal has multi-millionaires involved. Hello? Is anyone out there listening to any of us who are not multi-millionaires??

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    • Samnang Phin SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      The call for this story to go away sounds more like an attempt to hide their dirty secrets.

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    • Samnang Phin SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Be the responsible news outlet

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    • Chad Pearson MCCLEARY, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      We are working towards something that wold be extremely beneficial to our community. The Seattle Times can't get past their own agenda with this proposal. On multiple occasions they have ignored their duty as journalists by only reporting their unfounded opinions with no regard for facts. This must change.

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    • DONNA WILLIAMS LYNNWOOD, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      TO DO HONEST REPORTING.

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