News racks from a number of independent media outlets were found in a large recycling container at the San Jose Mercury News headquarters:
Representatives of Metro and the Daily Post arrived at Ridder Park Drive shortly after the discovery and were ordered off the property by Mercury News personnel. Daily Post co-publisher Jim Pavelich was threatened with arrest by security guards if he didn’t put down a rack of his that he found in the Merc’s back lot, according to an article in todayâ€™s Post.
“This is every publisher’s worst nightmare,” said Palo Alto Weekly publisher Bill Johnson when he learned Thursday morning that his boxes were sitting in a San Jose scrap pile.
Metro Newspapers executive editor and CEO Dan Pulcrano: “The Mercury News is lying.”