The Inlander also caves to ‘Spokane nice’ in covering up a homicide [Spokane, WA]

Friends of Mark Fuhrman

I just sent this email to Ted McGregor the publisher of The Inlander regarding the rather rosy eyed piece by Inlander reporters Smith and Deshais on the last decade in Spokane. The problem is a woman died in the RPS Parking Garage that was the direct result of a $100M bond fraud that was consummated by the Cowles Media Empire. This is a real page turning homicide mystery that no one wants to report. Why? And more interestingly this is a true story and not fiction!


Dear Mr. McGregor,

I generally don’t expect much from The Inlander but do appreciate the stories that you break from time to time that the Cowles’ media won’t report in our little berg. The Inlander did do some heavy hitting reporting on the RPS scandal at the time but abruptly stopped for some reason. As I wrote you sometime ago I have a source who heard Cris Peck allegedly threatened you and The Inlander that if you didn’t stop with your reporting, the Cowles would pull their ad revenue and by inference the other advertisers in their sphere of influence. They have done this before with other alternative papers by undercutting their ad rates and forced them to go out of business. You have never responded to my request to confirm or deny this. At the time I mentioned I have hard evidence that the Cowles did just this to KXLY while Tom Grant was doing his reporting there. Herling confirmed they were losing $100K in ad revenue.

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