Burdick takes aim at Sacramento Bee, calls them 'bankrupt' for Bera endorsement

Jeff Burdick. | 

In response to the Sacramento Bee's editorial board's recent endorsement of Congressman Dr. Ami Bera, Democratic primary challenger Jeff Burdick has called the publication bankrupt. That characterization was issued in a statement released today. 

Burdick is one of three candidates challenging Bera for California's 7th congressional district. The other two challengers vying for a top-two finish in the March 3 primary are Republican's Jon Ivey and Buzz Patterson. 

In the statement, Burdick said the Sacramento Bee has blacked-out his campaign and has avoided reporting on Bera's contributions from companies such as those being sued by Sacramento Couty for their role in the opioid crisis. He went on to say the publication has engaged in "journalistic malpractice the way the Bee has refused to provide any informational value on the race to the 420,000 registered voters" in the district."

A former journalist, Burdick also acknowledged the irony of using "bankrupt" to describe the region's largest daily publication. Last week McClatchy, the Bee's parent company, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The statement said "'It’s unfortunate the Bee’s parent company filed for bankruptcy the day before their Bera endorsement,' he said. 'But there’s a certain symmetry to that.'

Below is the entire statement. 

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