He used the word genocide, according to The Fresno Bee, which did not print his full quotation.
The Fresno Bee endorsed Proposition 39 on October 1, 2012.
The incident was reported on Feb. 13 in The Fresno Bee.
Residents are served by the daily Fresno Bee and by Fresno-based television and radio stations.
Arcadia interview for the Fresno Bee.
He also served as a writing coach and consultant to newspapers, notably the hometown Fresno Bee.
Payne was described as a suave warlock by The Fresno Bee.
He won the endorsement of the California Farm Bureau and the Fresno Bee.
The Fresno Bee called it "an offbeat charmer."
He had earlier been as publisher and president for the Fresno Bee.