Publisher who lifted Michael Sam commentary complains about rival paper stealing stories

Remember the California weekly newspaper publisher who lifted a Dallas sports anchor’s Michael Sam commentary in February, and then claimed it was an attribution problem after I pointed it out? He’s now accusing the Whittier Daily News of stealing stories.

Los Cerritos News boss Brian Hews writes in his latest issue: “I am firmly convinced that the word attribution in LA’s newspaper industry has gone by the wayside. …we are sick and tired of news outlets stealing our stories. …These people are shameless, and need to be called out.”

* February: Publisher/columnist Brian Hews lifts WFAA anchor’s commentary (
* March: Brian Hews complains about news outlets stealing his stories (