Thank you Times-Standard for this bit of brilliance.
A junior reporter tells us the county didn’t actually botch the Housing Element–a document the reporter has neither seen nor read–because the county said having its plans rejected was business as usual.
True though that may be, for the record, the county didn’t say the rejection letter was no big deal and all that’s needed is a “minor cleanup.” Kirk Girard said that, and he was referring to his own report.
So a bunch of people on one side say Girard tanked the Housing Element, and Girard says he didn’t. On the basis of a completely ambiguous statement from the state, Donna Tam decides who’s right?
Yeah. Girlfriend, we’re not sure what beginning journalism class at HSU you slept through, but you might consider a refresher on editorializing and how a) good reporters don’t do it, and b) clueless reporters shouldn’t even think about it.
Hopefully you know which you are.Note: WordPress went sideways and dumped the Kerrigan post. We were able to recover it, but the comments were lost. Sorry, friends.
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