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JIMROMENESKO.COM: Portland Commissioner Tells Oregonian Reporters: I was going Richard Sherman on the Publisher, Not You!

January 22, 2014 | JIMROMENESKO.COM-- Portland city commissioner Steve Novick’s “Going Richard Sherman on the Oregonian” post got a lot of attention from journalists on Tuesday.

“Best thing you’ll read today,” one person wrote. “Wow. Just wow,” said another.
In his post, Novick (at left) calls the Oregonian “mediocre” because it only delivers to homes four days a week, and describes publisher Chris Anderson as “a right-wing publisher” who’s trying “to foist a Fox News paper on a progressive readership.” (“I don’t have anything to say about it,” Anderson told me when I invited him to comment on the post.)

Novick policy adviser Bryan Hockaday told me this afternoon that his boss’s piece “spread like wildfire” on social media and that “most people saw the humor in it.”

A few Oregonian reporters didn’t, though, and they let the commissioner know that.

Novick “appreciates what [journalists] do,” Hockaday tells me, and to let READ FULL ARTICLE