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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:48 AM
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95. I tip my hat to you sir
And I might ask too, if you don't mind an addition to your own questions, why a "reporter" would do someone "a favor" by not naming them after they have concluded that the person is dishonest, but identify them in any case. In addition, even if Renner thought I was being dishonest in my work (and the rule of thumb is that you notify the person's editor, as we did with him, and pointed line by line what the errors were), as a journalist you are still obligated to allow them to respond. I have my view of Karl Rove, but I STILL am obligated to give him a chance to respond to allegations. That is called journalism.

Finally, for all of Renner's strange claims, what I cannot figure is why he claims he never contacted me. He did so on 1/13 to ask if I was in Ohio and "what I thought about this strange case." Of course he did not a). list the allegations to which I could respond, b). did not tell me he was on deadline, and c). seemed to be rather pleasant. I responded to him on 1/15 and said I would enjoy meeting with him and gave him my contact details. He never followed up. So why would someone send that email, then say they "elected not to contact me."

The whole thing becomes more strange by the minute.

I should add too that Renner included that Channel 19 report that we had already debunked. There were no canceled flights. There was one confirmed aborted flight on September 18 and that was due to engine trouble, according to Mrs. Connell.

I would be very surprised if she is pleased with your article. And so everyone knows, we attempted to resolve this quietly by calling him. He insulted my editor on the phone. We then went line by line and issued a letter to his editor, who in turn sent as a two sentence response basically saying too bad. All of this was being done quietly so as to not get into a fight of this nature in public. But since they refuse to correct the record, or even allow me to respond, and since they refuse to remove me from the paragraph where Mrs. Connell is getting threatening postcards by some vague person or persons, they leave me no choice but to publicly address this. Renner admitting in a public forum that he started off never intending to let me respond underscores the lack of ethics. As I have said, even Karl Rove gets a chance to respond when I do an article - that is called journalism. My opinions of him do not matter.
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