HEARINGS INDEX: ADVERTISING

Complaint Hearing #
Year
Decision Media Description
Refusal to print political advertisement #3

1972

Not Upheld Union Advocate Unfair rejection of ad (citing policy of accepting ads from only labor-endorsed candidates)
Refusal to print political advertisement #6

1973

Upheld Pipestone County Star Unfair rejection of an ad by one candidate but carrying ad by another candidate in election week paper
Arbitrary standards #19

1976

U/N Mpls Star & Mpls Tribune Anti-abortion group charges ads rejected by arbitrary standards (two papers refused to print, as is, an ad listing abortion clinic’s officers’ and sponsors’ home addresses, phone numbers and names of spouses)
Unfairly demanded changes, rejected ad #51

1983

Not Upheld Austin Daily Herald Unfairly demanded changes in political ads, then refused to publish one ad
Refused to accept advertisements #58

1985

Not Upheld* St. Paul Pioneer Press Unfair rejection of parody ad of Press ad (citing paper’s investment in its own promo ad); 2nd ad rejected as unauthorized by IR
Publishing a false advertisement #60

1985

Upheld* Delano Eagle Newspaper published ad that had false info & did not acknowledge its fault
Placement of political ads indicates bias #61

1985

Not Upheld* Waconia Patriot, Carver County News, Norwood Times Candidate complained that his ads were more often placed near back of issue, which he considered unfavorable
Incorrect political ad late in campaign #72

1988

Not Upheld

Upheld

Chisholm Free Press-Tribune – Opponent ran ad and open letter candidate says were inaccurate and paper should have checked

– Ad and letter run in last issue before election