In one of the hardest hitting editorials they have ever written, link, Journal editors vented their upset with the games that APS and School Board VP Analee Maestas are playing with Journal reporters.
They bewail what they call
"... the well-rehearsed APS “duck and cover” routine,The editors forget: it takes two to tango.
blaming the media and not answering questions.
The ducking and covering, by the editors own admission, is routine; a sequence of actions regularly followed. The leadership of the APS wouldn't be ducking and covering if ducking and covering weren't working for them. Ducking and covering wouldn't be routine, if the editors and news directors didn't put up with and encourage it.
The Journal in particular, but KRQE, KOAT and KOB TV as well, enable the leadership of the APS duck and cover by refusing to crawl after them into their cover and expose them anyway.
Any one of the them could begin an investigation and report on ethics, standards and accountability in the leadership of the APS, but will not. Nor have they through a dozen or more elections since the cover up of felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators began in 2006.
I'm sure it was a slip of the editors' tongue; their suggestion that serious abuse "could" lead to serious consequences, as opposed to; "will" lead to serious consequences. But only because Walz and his ilk, cannot be depended upon to inform the democracy.
photos Walz and Roper Mark Bralley
others from their own sites.