In Minneapolis, KSTP Admits to Lack of Disclosure

By Andrew Gauthier 


KSTP-TV News Director Lindsay Radford isn’t mincing any words: her newsroom “should have disclosed” owner Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.’s ties in stories about MnForward‘s pro-Tom Emmer ads.

HBI has contributed $100,000 to MnForward, a business group that released a TV ads supporting Emmer, out of the $450,000 the group has raised so far. Initially, a KSTP web story did not include the link; now it does.

Radford notes the TV side did a roughly 15-second story on the campaign’s debut that also didn’t mention the connection. More…