Oh the outrage! I wonder if the Dispatch will hold it’s writers and executives to the higher standard that the PeeDee appears to enforce willy nilly. Michael F. Curtin (who is vice chair and COO of The Dispatch Printing Co. and associate publisher of The Columbus Dispatch) donated to Kevin Coughlin’s campaign. A campaign our friends at The Chief Source called “the most spineless-gutter-smear-garbage-campaign we have seen in Northeast Ohio“.

He also gave $25,000 to “Vote No Casinos”. That’s a whole buncha “free speech” there my friends!

So let’s do this. Let’s go digging. Fire up the Ohio Money Tree and see what writers, editors, and publishers we can find exercising their right to free speech by giving money to candidates or causes of their choice. Sound like fun? Leave ’em in comments!

Disclaimer: This assumes there are not multiple Michael F. Curtins running around like there were David Stacys.