Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Looking for Controversy

What does an 'Authorized Journalist' do when a bill for a dinner w/ some state officials seems high and there's a question as to whether the reported amount is correct?

Why publish it anyway and try and generate a political scandal.

You’d have to eat and drink more than twice that amount to get close to Wilhelmi’s bill.

When asked about the big tab last week, Wilhelmi didn’t know exactly how the whole thing came to be reported. He thinks it might have been a typographical error, rather than his being extraordinarily hungry.

“The decimal point might have been moved,” he told me.

So no other phone calls to verify the amount? Why didn't they contact the lobbyist involved? Oh right. They needed a headline.

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