By Ron Kenner
Decades ago, when I was the token pinko working on the copydesk of the Register in
Orange County, CA I used to argue at length with publisher RC Hoiles (1878-1970), late
publisher of the Freedom Newspapers, and well recognized by journalists, at least, as one of the
loopiest publishers In the nation then. I was on the desk for more than a year and Hoilles liked
me because I was one of the few reporters or journalists who would take the time to argue with
him (on his paycheck, anyway).