Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Assessing the assessor

Joanna Dodder adds some details and a correction to her previous good investigative work on the connections between Elise Townsend and Victor Hambrick. The unnamed Courier editor weighs in with the conclusion that Mr Hambrick is dirty enough to vote out if he doesn't resign. That might seem a bit intemperate to readers who favor innocence until guilt is proven. It also might seem a bit self-serving in that the editor favored Mr Hambrick's opponent in the election.

Guys, you have an opportunity to build some credibility here. Let Joanna do her job and don't screw it up with self-important tantrums.

Update, noonish: A thought: If the smell test is a proper criterion, why are the editors not calling for the resignation of Richie Rich Renzi?

6 comments:

leftturnclyde said...

Man this Townsend thing has layers upon Layers dont it ? and uh this guy Hambrick was doing business for the last couple of years with Townsend and appears to (at the very least) played Played fast and loose with some political ethics rules .
its too soon to tell if hes been a bad boy but it dont look good

leftturnclyde said...

If the smell test is a proper criterion, why are the editors not calling for the resignation of Richie Rich Renzi?


cos they're schmucks?

Anonymous said...

or republican

Media Dude said...

Think about this: The media reports out of Washington on Renzi are mostly anonymous sources, but the Courier clearly has done its own investigation and digging in the Hambrick ordeal. There are similarities, but the local one is a lot clearer than the Renzi case.

Steven Ayres said...

Let's not stoop to name-calling, please.

Steven Ayres said...

Welcome Media Dude.

I admit I wouldn't want to have Joanna after me, but I gotta think that a grand-jury investigation by a US Attorney rates a bit more official gravitas than a local reporter.