Monday, March 1, 2010

A tale not told, but a sentence anyway

While I was out of town a sentencing came down in the Kurt Heintz case.

In case you don't remember, this was the story I basically couldn't get past the timid editors and wimpy lawyers 2 1/2 years ago.

So I guess I'm vindicated, but in the meantime an important story was squeezed off the pages at a time that it would have been a significant scoop and a window into the coming housing meltdown.

It was a piece that screamed to be reported and published. Shame on those who squashed it like a bug.

I did have one editor ally in that battle for that story. By the way, she was also "downsized."


Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,

Sorry, that this is off topic, but I just tried the InsideOut blog from your site and found out it's now for invited readers only. Do you know the scoop? I always appreciated her insights on journalism in Michigan, although I visited anonymously, like I do here.

Jim of L-Town said...

Good observation. I've tried to get over there too and can't. The blog's author said someone has been reporting her as abusive to whatever-powers-that-be that you can report to and she is trying to work that out.

I know she said she is working on it, but I also know she has a lot going on in her life right now that may be slowing that.

I enjoy her blog too and often link to it. So I miss it too.


MaryAnn Chick Whiteside said...

Thanks Anonymous and JimofL-Town.

Actually, there are no invited readers to the InsideOut blog. That was an attempt to save the blog while under attack.

I am slowly regaining, reopening and updating Internet accounts.

This week, my daughter had her last chemo treatment and a bunch of followups. She's been declared cancer free. But it's been an intense week.

Thanks for noticing I was gone.