Tuesday, February 09, 2016

SF Chronicle Journalist Donated $1000 to Wiener

All too frequently, the Hearst-owned San Francisco Chronicle serves as the mouthpiece in news stories and editorials for Scott Wiener and you'll often find columnist Chuck Nevius provides stenography services for this ambitious politician.

The latest example of Nevius' slavish stenography for Wiener appeared today. I expected to find that Nevius had donated money to one of Wiener's various campaign committees, but his name doesn't show up among the supervisor's donors.

However, photojournalist Lea Suzuki likes Wiener's politics so much she has twice donated to him.

In 2010, Suzuki cut him a check for $500 for his supervisorial run and in 2012 she made a second $500 donation, this time to his campaign for the Democratic County Central Committee, according to SF Ethics records.

Seems clear to me that Chronicle editorial side employees adore Wiener and provide him with acres of free ink, while there is no prohibition on Hearst journalists, and photographers are journalists in my view, contributing to politicians they cover.

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