I read the "Playing Favorites" article with much disgust. I am a journalist in Houston and do work with several publications, including the Houston Chronicle. What this former Chron staffer turned PR rep is saying is sickening. Sure, he has the ability to play favorites with his former co-workers but that doesn't make it right. Using the excuse that the Chron has "more reach" then the Press is a horrible excuse. This is journalism 101 and Mr. Spencer is in the wrong. Go back to J-school or just admit that you've turned to the dark side and media ethics are no longer on your agenda.