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Ehrlich agrees to meet with Sun (over Governor's restriction of access to two journalists)
The Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/9

Posted on 12/09/2004 7:08:52 PM PST by ForOurFuture

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. reportedly agreed today to meet with top executives of The Baltimore Sun to discuss his administration's directive ordering state employees not to talk to two Sun journalists.

Ehrlich forbade state employees last month from talking to State House Bureau Chief David Nitkin and columnist Michael Olesker, whose coverage he said was inaccurate.

Last week, The Sun filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to lift the ban targeting the reporters. Telephone conversations between lawyers for both sides ensued.

Sun editors have asked to sit-down with the governor and discuss his concerns for some time now but no date was agreed to until today.

In a letter to the newspaper staff,Sun Editor Timothy A. Franklin said that a meeting had been set for 4 p.m. Dec. 17 in Annapolis.

Besides Franklin, Sun Publisher Denise Palmer, Editorial Page Editor Dianne Donovan and Public Editor Paul Moore will attend for The Sun. The governor is inviting members of his communication staff, as well, Franklin said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
I'd kill to be a fly on the wall. Ehrlich is awesome.
1 posted on 12/09/2004 7:08:52 PM PST by ForOurFuture
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To: ForOurFuture

It's about time some of these news org.s were embargoed.

This is something the Executive branch should look into.

2 posted on 12/09/2004 7:24:32 PM PST by x1stcav
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To: x1stcav

Maybe he is testing the waters for Bush. Seems there is a few people Bush should bar.

3 posted on 12/09/2004 10:03:44 PM PST by ImphClinton (Four More Years Go Bush)
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