The IndyStar is preparing this fall to launch an ambitious and aggressive Editorial Board campaign designed to persuade the governor and state lawmakers to expand Indiana’s civil rights law to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.
We would like to privately brief you on our plans for the campaign, to explain ways in which you and your organization can partner with us, to answer your questions, and to hear your thoughts and possible concerns. Please join us for a meeting with community leaders on September 22, from 8:00 – 9:30 am at our offices, 130 S. Meridian St.
We believe that it is critical for all of us to work together to drive this important change and to further the recovery from damage done to our state by the RFRA controversy.
Please join us as we prepare to continue this vital conversation about the future of Indiana.
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Karen Ferguson Fuson, Group President, Gannett Domestic Publishing President & Publisher, IndyStarNotice that Ferguson Fuson continues to hammer the meme of the need to repair "damage done to the state" from the RFRA controversy, which its newspaper created by falsely claiming the law discriminated against gays.
Rose, himself a former publisher of the Jerusalem Post, adds commentary on the decline of the Indianapolis Star under Gannett's ownership:
The Indianapolis Star has seen both its circulation and advertising revenues plummet since it was purchased by Gannett for $1.1 billion in 1999. Under Gannett ownership, the Star’s paid daily circulation has fallen more than two-thirds to less than 100,000 sold copies per day.I would add that Ferguson Fuson divorced her husband shortly after she moved to Indianapolis to assume leadership of the Indianapolis Star after she started dating Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO Rick Fuson. The two were married this summer. The Star shamelessly advocates for any taxpayer subsidies the Pacers seek without disclosing their top management person's obvious conflict of interest. It's unfortunate that the newspaper's agenda includes aiding and abetting the theft of public assets by political insiders at every turn and lambasting those who question what are clearly illegal and often criminal acts. It's definitely not Eugene Pulliam's newspaper anymore.