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Here’s The E-mails..#1…MACMILLAN VS THE CIC

A GROUPING OF A FEW E-MAILS TO SHOW THE PERCEPTION OF”INDEPENDENCE” AND THE DESIRE TO CONTROL…..THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN….BY THE MACMILLANS AND BTSTIMES

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007 6:51 PM
From:
, “‘Jim Silverstone'” <[email protected]>, “‘Bob Roberts'” <[email protected]>, “‘Barbara Cole'” <[email protected]>, [email protected], “‘Bob Eckblad'” <[email protected]>, Retir

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have just completed my final overview of the content of this week’s “By the Sea Times”, and it has come to my attention that the CIC ad is going to be used for the purpose of diverting our “Times” readers to the CIC website.

However, this is no longer a website; with the expanded layout, complete with regular news mailing of items from our competitors, the Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, etc. we feel you are seriously undermining our publication and 5 years of hard work; i.e. why would readers be interested in local news you have already copied on your “news” site days before?

This is not only bad for our business, but also damaging the very diligent efforts of our opinion writers.

We had expressed our concerns about this to Marc Furth a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately his suggested remedies were never followed through; on the contrary the CIC site has been expanded even more.

Therefore, the “Times” will no longer be running ads that send people to the CIC web page, and we ask you to please remove the link to our paper from your CIC site. This is the second time within a month that certain members of the CIC have moved to divide the original group effort; this division we believe is not only harmful to the CIC and its members but also to the well-being of our Company and as its president, I am required to do what I believe is in its best interest.

If you like, we can try to fit in John Thompson’s ad for the Bogdanoff event in this issue instead. For the balance of the contract, otherwise we will be happy to refund any monies left over.

Best regards, jwm

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