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The press should have seen Leland Yee's filthiness years ago, argues @beyondchron's Randy Shaw.

The press should have seen Leland Yee's filthiness years ago, argues @beyondchron's Randy Shaw.

It's amusing to read the many news stories about Leland Yee's long history of "undiscovered" pay-to-play politics, when in fact, the San Francisco media protected Yee for years, and is now revealing his past problems only after his political career is over. By contrast, my website Beyond Chron has long criticized Yee. Yee's camp recognized this, which is why Jim Stearns, Yee’s one-time mayoral campaign manager, told me in September 2011 that he did not consider Beyond Chron to be part of the press . Stearns was accustomed to media echoing the SF Chronicle and Bay Citizen’s false attacks on progressive Chinatown activists and groups while ignoring Yee’s own pay to play record. Yee was a favorite of the SF Bay Guardian in its Bruce Brugmann days. The Bay Guardian regularly praised Yee for supporting “open government,” and saw him as a positive alternative to progressive Chin...

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