Wilton Simpson accuses Miami Herald reporter of pre-litigation collusion regarding redistricting

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Simpson said he supports a free press, but fears Mary Ellen Klas’ approach will lead to litigation.

Senate President Wilton Simpson sent an angry letter to the Miami Herald accusing reporter Mary Ellen Klas of dangerous bias.

Specifically, Simpson said the veteran reporter had often penned pointed articles and asked leading questions about the once-a-decade redistricting process. While complaints of media bias are nothing new to politics, Simpson took the extraordinary step of sending a complaint to Miami Herald Executive Editor Monica Richardson.

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