Questioning a newspaper’s ethics

Note: This came in to J-Source and seemed like it should be posted here. Comments, folks?

I live in St. Marys, Ontario.  One of our newspapers in town is saying
 some pretty nasty things about our mayor and the current council.  It supports the other candidate for mayor.  In fact, when he announced his candidacy, the headline said “Steve Grose for Mayor”. This candidate has a
website and a Facebook page.  The son of the owner, who writes all of the political
editorial content, created both of these.  Also, the campaign signs for
some of the candidates are in his window.

Is this ethical?

John Stevens