[Update — 1730 — This was published on Sunday, so it has no bearing on the case of Tim Russo, but the irony is just too good to pass up.
The Akron Beacon Journal’s public editor Mike Needs calls for more transparency for reporters and editors, saying they should reveal political and religious affiliations, education background, media experience, active membership in organizations, and any involvement in causes or campaigns that could have any influence on a journalist’s news judgment.
I wonder how mike would feel about publishing the arrest records of all reporters and editors?
(I did drop a note to Mike to ask him that question. I’ll post his response when I get it.)]
[Update — 0907, 7 June — Anyone aware of how this story is playing outside of NEO blogospher? Ah, yes, indeed;
For a second time Democracy Guy has gone dark. You can read the reasons why in the final post. I will not be removing the blog from my blogroll because I want to remember that when those in power flex their muscles, the powerless get crushed. Free speech is only a right when we as a nation protect those who offend us.
Perhaps the Pee Dee reporter thought they were following the dictum: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. But probably not.
Bloggers are writing their own feelings on yesterday’s events. Here are the ones I’ve found so far:
(I’m sure there are more out there that I’m missing. Please post links in comments of any that you know of. Thank you.)
There was much that Tim Russo said that I disagree with. And much that I admire him for. I wish him well.
And confusion to his enemies.