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Chronicle columnist stumps in Richmond; Urges defeat of soda tax

Monday, September 17, 2012

Willie Brown turned up at a Richmond church over the weekend urging a gathering of African American clergy and local politicians to get out the vote for President Obama and to help defeat Measure N—the tax on sweetened drinks that’s heavily opposed by the soft drink industry.

Yes, another columnist at the Chronicle might be fired for such an apparent breach of ethics, but, under editor in chief Ward Bushee, the newspaper exempts its star columnist from ethics guidelines. Contra Costa Times writes about Brown’s appearance.


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