Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Anger blows back on local press "assassins"

A number of elected leaders have expressed their anger over the unpleasant lashing out at Metro Parks and Roy Wilson by courthouse and columnist. Among those is typically mild-mannered Mike Jameson, who spoke truth to the power of the press:
Councilman Mike Jameson, who called Wilson “top-notch” in responding to constituents, questioned a recent column in the Tennessean that he said contained a series of unfair accusations, which seemed to come from anonymous sources.

“What I don’t appreciate and what I hope is not happening here is efforts to engage in character assassination by the press,” Jameson said.
To paraphrase Scottish author Alexander Smith: in their attempts to destroy Mr. Wilson's reputation, critics in the mainstream media only made a very human official seem more noble.

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