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Surprise, surprise. The Melrose Free Press has endorsed the override. Should make their largest advertiser, a
real estate agency, happy.
It's no surprise at all. They've been in Dolan's pocket for years. Calling it a newspaper is a joke.
This is the paper that wasn't brave enough to print the real news about the Civil Rights investigations. Melrose Messages broke this story months in advance of any of the local papers. Both these papers would love to have the traffic this site has. In fact Aaron Leibowitz wrote in one of the local papers that the "What Kind of School System Does Melrose Want?" topic on Melrose Messages alone had over 12,000 views in just over three months. Today it is 15,250 views.
Trust me, the The Free Press gets way more than the 150 views per day that this site averages. And the reason that this site has gotten more hits recently is that there has been an article in the paper. As for the endorsement, I think it is great.
Sometimes, in the newspaper business, an editor will get a news release or instructions marked "BOM" for
"Business Office Must" to serve the interest of a major advertiser. Also, chances are, those who can afford a Free Press subscription, or newstand purchase, are in the upper income demographics who can afford an override.
Somehow I think that if the Free Press had supported the Vote No campaign, it would be the most credible source of truth in the universe as it is when you copy and paste articles that support your view. This site is so biased it is funny.
The Melrose Evening News was the last "real" news paper that had journalistic integrity! Local reporter Mr. Normin Leach covered the beat by reading the police log and police reports personally and not spoon fed by inept "department spokesmen" or administrations! When the Melrose "Not So" Free Press was consumed by Gateway Media they initially began on an unbiased beat with reporter Mr. Douglas Belkin, but alas he was destined for a brighter future with the Boston Globe and the local paper was run by clowns. A recent column in the rag paper recommended John Kerry for the Nobel Peace Prize? Are you freak'n kiddin me? He sold out the Israelies for the crazy Iranians and he deserves a peace prize!
Since you brought up our former Senator - what Kerry deserves is a Dunce Hat and a corner to sit in!