Thursday, September 20, 2007

Whose fault is it?

Susie Gran and Andrea Schoellkopf, education reporters for the Trib and Journal, write articles which skirt the issue of the lack of accountability in the leadership of the APS. They have never mentioned the ethics and accountability scandal that wracks the APS.

It would not be in either of their interests to ignore a story which will be a bombshell when it is finally investigated and reported upon. Nor is it in their interests to ignore the requirements of whatever code of journalistic ethics that binds them.

The next step up the food chain would be their editors, Bill Slakey and Charlie Moore. In fairness, they both dance under strings pulled by someone even further up the food chain.

But both have offered lame excuses for refusing to expose the ethics and accountability scandal;
and neither will deny it's existence.

So until either or them stops stonewalling the issue,
the blame rests appropriately on them,
if for no other reason than that they are covering for
the real culprits in the ongoing cover up.

Not that, that makes any difference to either of them.

Note: the Journal continues to deny my access to the public by refusing to include my blog in the list of "who's blogging"; which I consider cowardly at best;
corrupt at worst.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Around the Metro Area

Journal Staff Reports
Ruling on Sanctions Due
District Judge Linda Vanzi said Wednesday she will issue a written ruling in a controversy over requested lawyer sanctions in a multimillion-dollar wrongful-death lawsuit.
Vanzi heard oral arguments from attorneys for Lori Keith, who won a $54 million jury verdict against Manorcare in June, and attorneys at the Modrall law firm.
Keith's attorneys say Modrall improperly tried to deliver exhibits to jurors three hours after deliberations had begun— and without consulting either the court or opposing counsel.
Modrall said there was no harm and that the delivery of a box and two folders of exhibits to the judge's office— with instructions to her staff that it was to go to the jury— was simply the unfortunate result of a communications breakdown between lawyers and office staff.