Friday, December 21, 2007

The Journal, the Trib, Tempting a Journalistic Malpractice Lawsuit

I listened with interest to a talk radio host who was pondering the improvement in our lives that would follow a few successful journalistic malpractice suits.

Consider the damage that the Journal and Trib are doing with respect to their cover up of the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS. If only they could be sued for negligence and fraud.

Imagine the shot callers from the Journal and Trib sitting on a witness stand trying to get jurors to believe that they really knew nothing of the accountability crisis, and of the effort to prevent an independent and honest audit of the administration of the APS.

In the alternative, imagine them arguing that they knew about the problem even through three elections, but really believed that it was in the public best interest to keep the truth hidden from voters.

An absolute lack of accountability (for abusing power)
corrupts absolutely.

Socrates (derived)

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