The Oklahoman Runs a Puff Piece on Its Billionaire Owner’s New Resort Property

For the past 30 years, Randy Ellis has been a watchdog reporter for The Daily Oklahoman. According to his bio at the paper, which is the largest in Oklahoma, the reporter has written about “corruption in the state’s municipal bond industry, bid-rigging by county officials, self-dealing by state housing officials,” and more.

And so late last month, when he produced a story about a local school superintendent self-reporting a potential campaign violation, it seemed routine reporting on the accountability beat. Nothing unusual there.

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