Yesterday the local paper published an article on a meeting by local democrats to formulate a post-Trump strategy. The article was printed under the byline of Greenwich Time's staff reporter Ken Borsuk, yet made no mention of the fact that Borsuk not only was "reporting on the meeting, he was an active participant in it. Only if a reader stumbled across an article on the same meeting in a competing paper, The Greenwich Free Press, would he learn that Borsuk was not only at the meeting as a reporter, he in fact spoke to the (very small) crowd in support of their goals.
Greenwich Time reporter Ken Borsuk said his company receives the lion’s share of letters during election campaigns, and invited people to submit letters year round.
This isn't even a close ethical question, not even an instance of mere slanted coverage. Greenwich Time, by running Borsch's report while hiding his actual role as a participant committed a fraud on its readers. Not for the first time, certainly, but the paper's turpitude is rarely so blatant. If there were still such a thing, the editors and the reporter should be reported to a journalism Ethics Bar.