Bad Journalism + Biased Editor = The Gray News

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ray Clark should be consistent

June 23, 2006, Ray Clark wrote in his editorial:

"But apparently there is a sort of character test for the men and women who run the cameras. At least, Fran Monroe has such a test. She applied it to Paul Proudian and three highly-principled members of the Council decided that he flunked."

It's good that Mr. Clark is outraged that a citizen was allowed to speak against a council committee candidate based on personal or moral characteristics. I agree that it shouldn't enter into it.

But where was Mr. Clark's outrage when his friend Lynn Olson heatedly spoke against an applicant for the CEDC, when Ms. Olson uttered vile inaccuracies on camera? Leona Crooker did the same.

Mr. Clark did not speak out against those people because he is friends with those people, and he opposed the candidacy of the certain candidate.

But now, when the tables are turned, and his friend is spoken against, he is suddenly outraged that moral or personal character is brought into the equation.

Mr. Clark can have all the opinions he wants. But when his opinions change depending on whether his friends are on the line, he loses credibility. Editors should advocate for principles, not for friends. It's not a club. It's the Fourth Estate, and consistency matters.

9 Comments:

  • Well Stated! I agree wholeheartedly...when will Ray Clark 'get it'???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:41 AM  

  • Yes, he seems to hop on and off the bandwagon at will. Depending on which side his insider friends are on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:55 PM  

  • you sound soooooooo jealous

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:20 PM  

  • Um, of what, please?

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 8:26 PM  

  • Ya Anonymous...Jealous of What???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:41 AM  

  • I love how anonymous 9:20 just didn't respond. Kinda like Nathan when he lied (on the BWG blog a while ago) about what John Welch said. Either he was a liar, or John Welch was. Many asked for clarification, and he NEVER answered.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:53 AM  

  • It is a proven fact that Nathan Tsukroff, Ray Clark, and John Welch are Liars! None of them have any credibility and should never be taken too seriously!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:19 AM  

  • I allowed this comment to go forward because it IS a proven fact.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 1:24 PM  

  • Ray Clark IS Consistent...He Lies!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:49 AM  

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