Saturday, September 03, 2005

Devastating Reporting

Darrell Phillips does a spectacularly effective job laying out the constant stream of fiscal deceit and deception practiced by Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton in "A comprehensive timeline of the city's recent budget position". Using the Mayor's own words and actions, laying it all out step by step, he lets the facts and words speak for themselves. What they say is damning.

He even finds a few things I didn't know about, including an attempt by Herenton to call up the ghost of JFK.

I cannot praise Phillips' work enough. Go, read, now.

If only local television news could slow down the frantic pacing of their broadcasts to allow for this sort of contextual, historic reporting. I'd sure watch it.

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