Sunday, December 05, 2010

Journal coverage v blog coverage

More than three and a half years ago, some APS senior administrators were involved in the felonious misuse of a criminal data base entrusted to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office. It happened on Sheriff Darren White's watch.

Stakeholders still do not know the truth; evidence of felony criminal misconduct still awaits surrender to the DA's Office.

A blogger would ask Darren White to tell the truth, the whole ethically redacted truth, and nothing but the truth about the incident.

He would not answer of course, but a blogger would still ask.

The Journal will not.

The Journal has access to government (because they own a printing press). Bloggers do not.

In fairness, it likely isn't White's ass the Journal is covering. Their (read; Kent Walz') interest, is in covering up the APS end of the scandal, and including covering up, the cover up.

This in deference to Marty Esquivel and his need to avoid any truth telling that might interfere with his re-election in an election that begins in one month. All he and Walz have to do is keep things under wraps until February 1st.

Crazy? Nut job?

Keep in mind the Journal hasn't printed a word about the fact that the leadership of the APS is still investigating their own corruption, even after 3 1/2 years and long after statutes of limitation on criminal misconduct have expired. Nor have they investigated and reported upon Esquivel's part in the denial of due process to more than 300 whistle blower complaints. Nor has Walz seen fit to investigate and report upon Esquivel's abdication as a role model of the APS student standards of conduct; the Pillars of Character Counts!

Nor will they investigate and report upon Esquivel's illegal restraining order preventing me from exercising my constitutionally protected human rights to free speech, to petition my government, and to run for office.

Nor has the Journal investigated and reported upon any aspect of the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS.

I would argue that, that is why the Journal gets to ask softball
questions of government, and bloggers don't get to ask
any questions at all.

photos and frame grab Mark Bralley

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