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.