Mercury, Willamette Week in Spat over Advertising

january 2, 2002  10:20 am
In a complaint filed with the Oregon Attorney General, Portland Mercury Publisher Rob Crocker claims a Willamette Week ad rep offered one of his advertisers a special rate contingent on stopping advertising in the Mercury, the Portland Tribune reports. WW Publisher Richard Meeker tells Tribune that his newspaper does not have such policies and that the situation was merely "an isolated incident" and a mistake.