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Dina T.
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  • Take Off Your Masks

    by Representative Dina Titus

    Posted on 2015-12-16

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    TITUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. TITUS. Mr. Speaker, last week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which is the largest newspaper in Nevada and is one of the largest in the Southwest, was sold to a group of unknown investors.

    We know little about the details of the sale except that the paper was purchased for $140 million by a group of financiers, including some who allegedly have ties to Las Vegas. We know nothing about the group, nothing about its business ties, its political positions, or its potential conflicts of interest.

    Several watchdog and journalistic integrity groups, including the Society of Professional Journalists, have rightly called for the new owners to be transparent and reveal their identities or risk having the quality and value of the information they provide rightly questioned by readers and employees.

    I applaud the many hard-working reporters, editors, photographers, and columnists at the RJ who have protested this lack of transparency and journalistic ethics.

    It is time for the new owners to take off their masks and prove they have nothing to hide.


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