West Valley City, UT Mayor Mike Winder (R) admitted writing articles about his own city for several media outlets under a pen name, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
“Winder said that four articles he submitted earlier this year under the name Richard Burwash were published in either the Deseret News or on KSL.com. The mayor said he was frustrated that the newspaper had drastically reduced its city government coverage after layoffs last year but not its crime coverage and wanted to ‘try to restore balance.'”
The Deseret News reports Winder “even pretended to be the fictional Burwash when he spoke with editors over the phone and in emails.”Save to Favorites