This is turning into a carnival

An agency representing Carnival Kia, recently rebranded as Universal Kia, threatened to pull advertisements from local TV and radio outlets if they ran stories or mentioned the legal problems of owner Chris Bostick.

The situation highlights the task media outlets face maintaining a wall between business and editorial operations. Bostick himself has said he does not approve the agency's threats.

Ken Whitehouse and The City Paper have more here.