December 10, 1997 |
At first, the newspaper and the politician were reasonably friendly. The newspaper dutifully described the politician's game plan, outlined all his innovations. The government paid millions of dollars for legal ads in the paper. Then, one day, the newspaper started writing articles that the politician did not like. The government pulled out the ads, saying they were too expensive. It made trouble for a business run by the newspaper's owners, saying they did not have proper licenses and permits.