Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Correction & Update: Regarding my previous post, a correction/addition: The Tribune did indeed put the public information requests foot-dragging by the RWQCB for the CDO's Los Osos Fifty (now forty-six) on the front page. I stand corrected and thanks to Mr. X for the reminder. And, I need to clarify that my quarrel with this particular story is not with the reporter, but with the Tribune's long history of this kind of muddled reporting when it comes to all things Los Osos. I have spoken with a certain personage at the Tribune and understand the reason for so much muddlement (turnover of new reporters assigned to the Los Osos beat, the lack of historical memory, the sheer complexity of what goes on out here, etc.), so my quarrel is not with the reporter, but with his editor, who should know better. The reporter now stuck with the Hideous Los Osos Beat is one of the few who's actually really trying hard to do a "fair & balanced" job, under difficult conditions, at best. I doff my cap to him, but still reserve the right to smack his editors upside the head with a wet noodle when they don't do THEIR jobs.
Posted by Churadogs at 6:45 AM