[UPDATED] Campaign agrees to stop using fake page one after Beacon Journal complains


The Akron Beacon Journal told Rep. Bill Johnson’s campaign to stop using this obviously doctored front page in the Republican candidate’s ads, saying it has “a strict policy on the use of its content in campaign advertising. Nothing is to be altered.”

Campaign manager Sarah Poulton responded: “Although it’s clear that the law and First Amendment permit the use of quotes from newspapers in political ads, we have honored the newspaper’s requests and are editing and replacing the commercial to remove the accurate quotes altogether.”

Update: Beacon Journal files complaint with election commission (ohio.com)

* Akron Beacon Journal tells campaign to stop using fake front page (ohio.com) | (cleveland.com)