Pam Younggren, Fargo, Published October 03 2012
Letter: Forum lines up with HeitkampIn Sunday’s (Sept. 30) Forum, the front page was dominated by a puff piece on Heidi Heitkamp and her on-air campaign booster, Joel Heitkamp. It is no secret that KFGO is in continuous campaign mode to push her Senate campaign. Joel has made no secret of his hatred for Rick Berg and his willingness to use his station, from morning till night, to spread her propaganda.
What is now apparent is that The Forum has joined the Heitkamp campaign. Giving a U.S. Senate candidate almost two complete pages of fawning, completely uncritical coverage, within a month of the election, is not news; it is an endorsement. The Heitkamp campaign should have to report this as a campaign donation.
I wonder what the alliance between the Heitkamp team, KFGO and The Forum will come up with next.