Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The cowardice of Greensboro News and Record's Doug Clark and Allen Johnson

"Our [Doug Clark and Allen Johnson's] Opinion: Indefensible actions

There’s not much of a defense for the legislature’s intervention in Greensboro City Council business. So a request by nine local residents to remove themselves as defendants in a lawsuit this month was a wise move.

...This legal action, and the expense involved, was triggered by Republican state Sen. Trudy Wade’s bill changing the Greensboro City Council structure..."

http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-indefensible-actions/article_81c8e76e-a28b-51bf-8474-2298f7b65f40.html
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From the comments;

To not note who gave to Trudy after HB2 and the redistricting you so abhor, is to mislead your readers into thinking Wade didn't have the backing of local businesses.

While you chastise elected officials for nefarious acts, you fail to point out who is pulling the money strings.

These are some of the same local names you have declined to point out in the past, so I thought it might be a good idea to re-remind you of how you half do your jobs.

Let's call it a repeated act of journalistic cowardice to not point out who is in favor of what you oppose, of which you remain silent, over and over again.

By not following the money and pointing out who is backing measures you wish to not happen, you fall short for our community.
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09/15/2016 WILLIAM KOTIS III
REAL ESTATE
KOTIS PROPERTIES
1500 MILL ST, STE 105
GREENSBORO, NC 27408
Individual Contribution 5555 Check $4500.00
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10/21/2016 B ZACHERY MATHENY
COUNCILMAN
GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL
3204 ROUND HILL RD
GREENSBORO, NC 27408
Individual Contribution 5555 Check $100.00
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09/10/2016 MO MILANI
MANAGER
KOURY CORP
301 WAYCROSS DR
GREENSBORO, NC 27410
Individual Contribution 5555 Check $350.00
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09/22/2016 ROBERT V PERKINS III
REAL ESTATE
NAI MAXWELL
5000 STATE ST
GREENSBORO, NC 27405
Individual Contribution 5555 Check $500.00
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09/10/2016 STEPHEN D SHOWFETY
PRESIDENT
KOURY CORP
3818 BUNCOMBE DR
GREENSBORO, NC 27407
Individual Contribution 5555 Check $350.00
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07/12/2016 [Roy Carroll's] TRIAD GOOD GOVERNMENT PAC
PO BOX 2888
GREENSBORO, NC 27402
Other Political Committee Contribution 5555 Check $5000.00
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09/06/2016 DAVID HUGHES GRIFFIN JR
PRESIDENT
D.H. GRIFFIN WRECKING CO., INC.
5395 RIVER RD
JAMESTOWN, NC 27282
Individual Contribution 5555 Check $1000.00

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