We can’t really seem to figure out why, but San Diego’s much celebrated non-profit news site Voice of San Diego is taking some heat from local press and civic leaders for allegedly pursuing a misleading fundraising campaign. In various banner ads on its site, VoSD boasts “ How about a public service news source that receives no government support? You found it.” Below the tagline is a button soliciting donations.

But, as San Diego CityBeat‘s Dave Maass dug up, the website does receive public funds–to the tune of $28,200 in ad revenue from government agencies.

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