The Frederick News-Post’s editorial “Picking winners and GOP hypocrisy” in Friday’s edition leaves reason for readers to question your motives for actively supporting the downtown hotel project.

Besides your well-known liberal slant, your editorial was not exactly forthright regarding The News-Post’s financial interests in the project. Not only is the property in question the site of “the old offices of The News-Post,” The News-Post stands to profit from the sale and development of the property. To then accuse the Republicans in our state delegation of hypocrisy for their principled objections is less than honest.

Questionable ethics, combined with a well-known contempt for Republicans to begin with, rightly makes your readers question your motives for pushing the hotel project. At least be honest with your readers regarding your financial stake in this issue.

Michael Hill

Jefferson

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timothygaydos

Solid letter Michael. Again seems like some others are in need of relaxing just a little. Take a moment and breathe easy now!

mllposey

Great letter, Michael!

public-redux

I understood from the editorial that the FNP (or it's owners) owned the property even if the editorial didn't use that exact wording. So I don't see the hypocrisy.

Dwasserba

It was still "pushing" imo

gary4books

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melbell75

Completely agree. It was stated. And, I live within walking distance of town. It is flat out ridiculous to have nowhere to stay in the area. Imagine the economic impact of visitors coming for the weekend and staying within walking distance of the local restaurants and boutiques. Frederick is perfect for a downtown conference center.

jerseygrl42

...and now we finally know why the editorial page and probably the owners are so much in favor of spending $15 Million of taxpayer money......thank you for outing the truth Michael....its ALWAYS all about the MONEY....

vicdavy

I have no stake in this but I and millions have contempt for Republicans![beam]

jerseygrl42

How sad that you live such an ugly life contemptuous and hateful of so many people you don't even know

vicdavy

Ugly is the Republican agenda and Jersey you have been spewing hate on everybody except WASP Cons[beam]

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