Ben Hall Vs. the Houston Chronicle
Parker and Hall were to meet with the board so the board could consider which candidate the paper would endorse for mayor. (We're assuming this involved a Monty Python-esque test involving a nice shrubbery and both candidates hitting each other with swords while fake blood goes everywhere. It's not actually likely this happened, but Hair Balls can dream, because it's funny.)
Anyways, about a month before the meeting, Hall's people asked if the Chron would open the meeting to the public. When the Chron nixed that, Hall's camp asked that they open the meeting to all other media outlets in the area.
And go figure, the Chron again was not having it. The meeting crept closer on the calendar and then there was that, ahem, debate between all the mayoral candidates last week. (It was like watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail if the whole movie had left out all the people and instead been two hours of watching that nice shrubbery grow.)