“Our news station—WHIO-TV is a CBS-affiliate station,” wrote Editor Rashida Rawls. “We do not want to run any stories that cast our station in a negative light or even allude to it negatively.”
The article that prompted the memo wasn’t even a Daily News story. It was a wire feature from the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the Daily News ran. In it, each network earned a middling grade or worse. CBS got a C.