Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Jason Cannon: Remember, You Read It Here First

Today Yes Weekly is reporting that Councilman Zack Matheny is questioning the credientials of Downtown Greensboro Inc's President Jason Cannon:

"When asked about the controversy surrounding Cannon, Councilmember Tony Wilkins told YES!
Weekly that he believes Cannon would tell the truth if he was asked. “I think if you asked Jason he would give you an honest answer,” Wilkins said.

However, Cannon’s actions contradict Wilkins’ theory. Councilman Zack Matheny’s efforts to get to the bottom of the controversy have been fruitless. Matheny reported to YES! Weekly today that Cannon has ignored his questions regarding the issue.

“Communication between Jason and I has become non-existent,” Matheny said during a telephone interview. DGI was contacted by YES! Weekly today and Jason Cannon was unavailable for comment."

And remember it was on Wednesday, November 3, 2014 that we reported:

"When applying for the job as President and CEO of Downtown Greensboro Inc. Jason Cannon, the former vice president of governmental affairs for the Greensboro Partnership listed on his resume a masters degree from NC State University. Problem is: Mr Cannon has no such degree.

When the DGI board of directors including then Mayor Robbie Perkins and Councilwoman Nancy Barakat Vaughan found out they decided to keep Mr Cannon's lie a secret. But I found out."

Oh what would your local media outlets do without to flush out the stories for them?