Just a quick question from a loyal reader:
Tell me, will the Montana Democratic Party be billed by the Havre Daily News for the lengthy, super-caustic political "ad" printed on the front page of Friday's paper?
This read as a blatant, unfair attack on Rep. Kris Hansen and her integrity.
And it brings up a question of the paper's claim of fair and unbiased reporting. One hopes Rep. Hansen will have an equal opportunity to share her stand on the issues ... on your front page and in bold headlines.
Editor's note: The story was an account of a political leaflet distributed by the Montana Democratic Party against Kris Hansen. Reporter Tim Leeds called and emailed Hansen 23 hours before the deadline on the story to get her side of the story. No comment yet. Kris Hansen has written numerous guest columns on our editorial page over the last two years describing her thoughts on state issues. She is welcome to do so again. If you feel the leaflet was unfair to Hansen, your argument is with the Montana Democratic Party, not the Havre Daily News.
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