Posted on March 24th, 2013 No comments
* I leave believing that local newspapers have a good future, both in print and online.
Warren Buffett, the famed investor who has been buying newspapers, recently said:
“There is no substitute for a local newspaper that is doing its job.”Also from Marv’s “goodbye” column today (see below for the link).You see, the problem is, Marv, that the Lancaster Newspapers did not and are not doing their job! Tomorrow I’m going to tell you all the reasons for that starting with your front page story today, “Gang activity down in city, police say.”And then we have Robert Field. Yep, the Robert Field who is rerunning the only good series he has done in his numerous years behind NewsLanc.com, the convention center series which deeply implicates the Lancaster Newspapers and their investment in the project, and he says this about Marvelous Marv (click here):WATCHDOG: What an incalculable loss to Lancaster! The Sunday News under Marv Adam’s editorship has long been a genuine reason for local pride. Adams has been to Lancaster journalism what Walter Cronkite and Edward R Murrow were to national journalism: In Marv’s fairness we trusted, with very few glitches over a long and distinguished career.
I will ask again: What planet are you from, Field? It was Marv who told the public his bosses’ convention center wouldn’t fail unless a huge volcano erupted in Pequea! It was Marv who every week counted the days in office of the County Commissioners because they opposed his bosses’ convention center. It was Marv who ran nasty personal attacks against then Commissioner Molly Henderson because she opposed his bosses’ convention center.And that is the one and only locally reported topic of your online “news” website and you are going to compare Marv, the man with no journalism ethics and a liar to boot, with Walter Cronkite and Edward Murrow? You’re just as pathetic as Marv!
This morning, as the Sunday paper is being printed, I will walk away after nearly 44 years with Lancaster Newspapers and retire.
Marv Adams in his column today, “Writing -30- on a career,” (click here).
Yes, I remember typing -30- at the end of my stories for Marv. Adios, Marv!
This site suffered a cyber attack this weekend, and as a result, I have no choice but to shut down the comments for a few days. This will be temporary until the appropriate legal action has been taken against this previously convicted stalker and harasser.
Thank you for your patience.
Posted on January 2nd, 2013 9 comments
WORST OF THE WORST!
This is taking longer than expected! Today, the names of the top ten worst in Lancaster in 2012, with the full details and pictures coming tomorrow along with the two honorary mentions in this worst of the worst list!
On Friday – the good news – the best in Lancaster in 2012 (with some surprises)!
THE ABSOLUTE WORST!
1. Police Chief Keith Sadler
2. Mayor J. Richard Gray
3. Lancaster Newspapers owner Peggy Steinman
4. Lancaster Police Captain of Detectives Kent Switzer
5. Lancaster Detective and Police Spokesperson Todd Umstead
6. Lancaster Police Detective Chris DePatto
7. Lancaster Newspapers Executive Editor Ernie Schreiber
8. Lancaster Newspapers Print Editor Marvin Adams
9. Lancaster Police Detective Jarred Berkihiser
10. First Assistant District Attorney Christopher Larsen
—- Lancaster Newspapers Investigative Reporter Gil Smart
—- Washed-up Lancaster Watchdog Ron Harper, Jr.
Posted on November 11th, 2012 1 comment
HOW BIG IS IT?
Marvelous Marv tells us you’re getting the Thanksgiving paper whether you want it or not! Cough up that $1.75!
Could someone explain to Marv the difference between “investigative reporting” and “in-depth reporting?” Please!
And Gil Smart rehashes an old blog post and uses the word “cocksure” in his column! As you can imagine, this made me spill coffee all over my keyboard and has sent me to every dictionary on the internet! Oh, my!
Is there an editor in the house?
Please check back later today!
Posted on November 5th, 2012 3 comments
Well, Marvelous Marv (the editor of all LNP print editions) and Tom Murse (the new digital/online editor) are not doing well this morning. Today’s eEdition is not up. They have apparently gone back to “text enhancer” ads – words underlined in a story that contain a link to an ad – which is incredibly stupid and “old school” – it’s been tried before and it doesn’t work – and under the huge story of the day – the Arby’s in Park City being robbed last evening by a gunman who got away – this is what every comment under the story looks like:
Wow! This is awful!
Click here for the above mentioned story and please check back later today.
Posted on November 4th, 2012 1 comment
NOTHING IS COVERED!
Sunday News, NOTHING regarding shooting, however $233 in coupons and good ole Marv is now print editor for all of our papers. Counted 8 lights on at the convention monstrosity, a good laugh for 5:45 am on a Sunday.This email in early this morning.Thank you. This is unbelievable – again!Please check back later today.
Posted on October 22nd, 2012 4 comments
We wonder if they understand how uncertain is their survival even as an Internet site. It would not take that large of an investment over the next few years for NewsLanc.com to provide local and sports coverage and position itself to compete for advertisement. It already excels in state and competes in national and international coverage.
They need not be concerned so long as this Watchdog is in charge. He may be the Lancaster Newspaper Inc.’s sharpest critic, but also its greatest admirer.
Robert Field of NewsLanc.com, “LANCASTER SUNDAY NEWS,” (click here).
Oh, really Robert? Would someone put some smelling salts under Robert’s nose and wake him the hell up? What planet are you from?
Please check back later today.
Posted on October 21st, 2012 21 comments
Gil Smart Eric Dommel“…And it means a return to robust coverage of Pennsylvania Dutch life and culture, which remains the heart of Lancaster County culture and values.”From today’s Sunday News article, “LNP names top editors for print and online,” (click here).This is one of their major problems! There is no such thing! This is absurd! “Culture and values” specific to the county and the Pennsylvania Dutch? Can someone tell me what they are? What an incredibly offensive statement! Have you checked the racial and ethnic makeup of Lancaster County lately?
And this excellent comment in under this morning’s post:LNP has merely reshuffled a worn out deck of cards, whose edges are frayed, the faces are the same, the philosophy is the same.Boring, boring, boring!!!!!!!!!!!Does anybody really care????????????Exactly! The major name missing in all of this is Gil Smart! What is his position now? Does he have one? There will be much more on all of this tomorrow.I received two comments that have not been posted – one very long one – from someone claiming to be Eric Dommel under the story on this site, “WHEN ‘SISTERS’ TURN?” (click here).The second one was this:I respect what you’re doing. I have 7 sisters and I would never want something to happen like this to them. But my voice should be heard to. From this experience I made a promise to the world to try to help the war on drugs and human trafficing. That’s the real evil in all this and most of all other cases like this thanks for your time.I’ve never run into this situation before, but a few notes:—- I noted at the end of the article that according to his docket, Dommel was still in Lancaster County Prison. That changed, according to a new docket entry, and he made his $20,000 cash bail on October 16th on two felony counts and seven misdemeanor counts.—- I hope that Amanda has taken very serious precautions to protect herself from you. You wrote a very interesting piece putting all the blame on her and none on yourself – which is absurd and scary.—- I cannot verify it’s actually Dommel writing and I’m trying to figure out how to do that.—- I wonder what his attorney would think of this.I am going to ponder this and we’ll see what happens. For now, your comment is not being posted. You also fail to mention your long history of assault and harassment charges! And nothing gives you the “right” to put your hands on her. Nothing! Period!
Posted on October 7th, 2012 11 comments
A MURDER &
Please see the story immediately below and the below masthead of today’s Sunday News. Yesterday’s paper clearly stated you could “save $334.70 in tomorrow’s Sunday News!” Today is Sunday and now the savings are only $291.00? What happened? Where’s the $43.70? This is just ridiculous!A Columbia man, Michael Anthony Fulmer, is charged with beating 20-year-old Nicole Jane Napolitan, but officials have yet to determine a cause of death.
…Lancaster city Police Chief Keith Sadler said Friday night: “It’s still an active investigation. With any death investigation, you have to explore all angles.”
From today’s article on page B-1, “Probe in death of woman,” (click here).Reporter Brett Hambright is quoting the Chief about the possible beating death of a woman. The article states authorities are not revealing “the relationship” between Napolitan and Fulmer.This is simply outrageous and unbelievable. A Chief with a history of domestic violence is nvestigating yet another very probable “domestic violence” murder. When is the public going to demand that this man be fired? There will be more later today.
Marvelous Marv’s column is missing today and we are told he is on vacation and “his column will rreturn next week.” Will he really return? Was he forced out quietly like former Intell/New Era editor Charles Shaw? Is he the one who stole the $43.70?
Please check back later today.
Posted on September 23rd, 2012 1 comment
Is this front page headline in today’s Sunday News about the Lancaster Newspapers? No, it’s an awful pun about a cemetery! Talk about tasteless!
On top of that, we have to see the dreadful and frightfully scary picture of new Executive Editor Ernie Schreiber looking near death on the front page of the Perspective Section stating:
More than ever, local people need credible news and information about their community.
I guess that “credible” part knocks out the Lancaster Newspapers! So I’ll give you some credible news the Sunday News won’t tell you this afternoon!
Posted on August 19th, 2012 1 comment
I DON’T LIKE THEM!
Marv “No News” Adams
“We don’t need no stinking news,” Marv Adams told the reporters in the Sunday News newsroom yesterday afternoon. “We‘re better than that,” he continued. “We have our hotel to save! We’ve got old news nobody cares about to peddle. Let them read crap! You know I don‘t like our readers anyway!”
Wow! Please check back later today…
Posted on August 5th, 2012 8 comments
Today’s front page Sunday News headline and article by Gil Smart (click here).
When do you have the common sense and decency to yank a prepared story like this? Two days after an arson fire destroys an apartment building leaving a man in critical condition and displacing 27 people – that‘s when you pull the story and you replace it with a story about those who have lost everything.
Unbelievable, Sunday News. Simply unbelievable!
Please check back later today.
Posted on July 1st, 2012 5 comments
MARV IS BUMPED!
The editor’s column does not appear today to allow room for readers to comment on last Sunday’s announcement that TV Week will no longer be published. The last TV Week was published last Sunday.
From today’s Sunday News.
What a hoot!
Please check back later today.
Posted on June 3rd, 2012 18 comments* We recommend that Adams take a month vacation and clear his mind. His comments in today’s edition are neither representative nor worthy of him.
NewsLanc.com, “Is the Sunday News is reverting to its sordid recent past?” (click here).
Robert, Robert, Robert. The Sunday News never left its sordid past and Adams should take a permanent vacation! But, you make some good points in this piece and I’m too angry to type! Adams has thrown every journalism ethic out the window and he doesn’t even try to hide it anymore. Is it any wonder the Sunday News didn’t win a single journalism award? Beyond disgraceful!
Posted on May 20th, 2012 4 comments
The Lancaster Sunday News and their reporters did not win a single Keystone Press Award (click here) or an Associated Press Managing Editor’s Award (click here) this year. Not one.
I was going to cover this in much greater detail today, but there are just too many other things to cover – items that detail just how awful and unethical this paper has become.
1. The murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor in her Lancaster home on Wednesday. We haven’t seen a picture of her and we haven’t heard from her family. The public is scared and Police Chief Keith Sadler said we have every right to be scared. He said there is an evil killer on the loose.
So why didn’t the Sunday News do their journalistic responsibility and provide an update on this investigation? Why aren’t they holding the Chief and the detectives accountable?
This is simply unbelievable. Detectives can’t be this dreadful at their jobs! Why aren’t murders being solved in Lancaster County?
2. The Convention Center/Hotel in which the Lancaster Newspapers are unethically a 50% business partner. Their lead front page headline today: “Convention center paradox: doing well, but deep in debt.”
That is so ridiculous and slanted it’s mind-boggling. I will have much more this week – but I suggest it is time for the Lancaster Newspapers to open their wallet and pay for this monstrosity they forced upon us.
3. In his column today, editor Marv Adams says this:
Russ Glass, the assistant court administrator, explained in an email that the county’s jury list is made up of names obtained through the state Department of Transportation “of licensed drivers with a valid license or photo ID who reside … [in] Lancaster County. Essentially, if an individual has a valid license at the time of our request, their name will appear on the list — whether they be alive or deceased.”
This better not be true or any conviction in Lancaster County will be and should be thrown out. Jurors are chosen from voter’s registration lists and licensed drivers. I will follow up with the court on Monday. Can Adams truly be this stupid and inane?
4. Chip Smedley, part of their “investigative team” and their “Watchdog” column reporter opens his article this week with:
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Not only has the Watchdog dated himself with a reference to a Five Man Electrical Band tune, but he has segued into the issue for this week.
Is this a serious column? I didn’t know “Chip” is also a comedian and a really, really lousy one at that. This is terrible! This is awful! Oh, my God!
I need to stop before my blood pressure goes any higher. It is plain to see why this paper did not win a single journalism award this year.
This is so intensely scary for the people of Lancaster County who rely on these papers to tell them the truth, hold their public officials accountable and make protecting and serving their readers their only priority.
The Lancaster Newspapers stopped doing that years ago and everyone is starting to take notice.
Posted on May 18th, 2012 5 comments
“Chief says police will catch killer” is this morning’s huge front page headline in the print edition of the Intell/New Era.
Well, that’s his job! Let’s get on it Chief, and arrest this killer!
Yesterday I linked to WGAL’s November 10, 2010 piece on the unsolved murder of Juan Lopez (click here). At the very end, did you catch what reporter Ron Martin says? He says: “Tomorrow we go to York County for Hanover’s only unsolved murder.”
They only have one? Yes, I know Hanover is considerably smaller than Lancaster, but there is still something very, very wrong here and I will have much more on this later.
Did you also catch Detective George Bonilla in the piece? He’s due to receive an award in several days and I have a lot more to say about him!
Did you see today’s other headline: “Report: Convention center doing OK?” No, it’s not! Where’s LNP’s disclaimer on this story?
There’s a lot to cover including updates on my requests to find out if autopsies were performed on the two women found hanging from trees within a week – and I’m all excited – I have another Sunday surprise for Sunday News Editor “Marvelous” Marv Adams.
You know, I work very hard at these surprises and I hope he’s appreciative! This one is pretty darn good!
Please check back later today.
Posted on May 10th, 2012 17 comments
VERY FEW OPTIONS!
“The number of events held at the Penn Square meeting center is well within industry standards and the number is growing.”
What the F does that mean? The standard in the CC industry is FAILURE. With very few exceptions, these centers fail. Then they enlarge themselves and then they fail even bigger. We were supposed to be “different.” We were supposed to piggyback on our tourism success and EXCEED industry standards. After that, we were supposed to see even more tourism by all those happy conventioneers that would return with their families.
I guess that was all a load of BS because we are simply “within industry standards.” Furthermore, with revenue from hotel taxes WELL BELOW projected levels, we don’t seem to be generating too many rooms before, during, or after (immediately or down the road) these conventions. They keep talking about events. Events don’t pay for this center…hotel rooms do and those are not the type of events that we seem to be attracting.
This would be comical if it were not so sad. I am all for a County restaurant and sales tax. We were stupid enough to allow this to happen and now we need to take our medicine or close the place or bring in the slots…the options are not endless.
Next time that you see them, please make sure you thank the following folks for the “gift”: Gib Armstrong, Mike Sturla, Paul Thibault, Ron Ford, Terry Kauffman, Charlie Smithgall, Rick Gray, Julie Dickson, Steve Diamantoni, Nelson Polite, Jim Pickard, Ted Darcus, the top brass at LNP, Rufus Fulton, Dale High, Nevin Cooley, Mark Fitzgerald, Tom Smithgall, Tom Baldridge, and John Esbenshade.
A comment posted under today’s story, “Lancaster County Convention Center funding urged,” (click here).
Very well said and so very sad. I think you should move the Lancaster Newspapers to the top of the “thanks” list, though. Maybe Sunday News editor Marv Adams could make up the difference out of his own pockets? After all, he told us the chance of this happening was the same as “a huge volcano erupting in Pequea Township.”
And I notice our now Coroner, Steve Diamantoni, is in your list! I’ll have more about him later today….
Posted on May 6th, 2012 1 comment
MURDERS OF WOMEN!
The only way the unsolved murders of women in Lancaster County will ever be solved is if somehow national attention is attracted.
A comment in under “A HORSE’S ASS!” below on this site.
Wow! I have a lot to say today including the County of Lancaster’s denial of my open records request to simply find out if autopsies were performed on two women found hanging from trees within a week.
And, yes, Sunday News Editor “Marvelous” Marv Adams is a horse’s ass times ten – maybe twenty!
Please check back later today.
Posted on April 30th, 2012 3 comments
UNHEARD OF LOWS!
If Marv Adams were in the House or Senate, he’d be brought up before the Ethics Committee and kicked out. It is shocking and disgraceful what this man is doing in the name of journalism.
First, Marv used his position as editor of the Sunday News to relentlessly push for his bosses’ convention center/hotel project built with the public’s money.
He called those opposed “naysayers” for years. He repeatedly put us down and treated us with scorn and sneers.
He had a countdown of the commissioners’ days in office every week in his column because they opposed his bosses’ project.
He viciously and personally attacked commissioner Molly Henderson because she was opposed to his bosses’ project. He said Molly Henderson wasn’t very good at math.
He repeatedly told us his bosses’ project couldn’t fail and even had the unmitigated gall to compare its failure to “a huge volcano erupting in Pequea Township.”
Marv Adams totally abandoned his ethical and moral responsibility to inform the public and tell the truth to keep his job.
Now, just several years later, the convention center has failed and is a financial disaster. And Marv is pretending to be the public’s hero by obtaining information from his bosses’ competitors to give to his boss.
That’s right: It’s the most blatant, sickening conflict of interest I have ever seen and he and the Lancaster Newspaperss are taking journalism to unheard of new lows.
This will be continued tomorrow.
Click here for “SOS! A HUGE VOLCANO ERUPTING IN PEQUEA!”
Posted on April 30th, 2012 10 comments
Few ‘nay’-sayers on this day
Well, isn’t that cute! Today’s paper has a big picture of horses frolicking in a meadow and the above headline (click here).
Whenever I hear the word, “naysayer,” I think of Sunday News editor “Marvelous” Marv Adams! And he really, really made me mad yesterday with his Right-To-Know requests regarding the disaster known as the convention center/hotel. That will be coming later today.
And speaking of Right-To-Know requests, the Lancaster County District Attorney and the Coroner don’t seem to think the public has a right to know if an autopsy was performed following a sudden, violent and suspicious death. The last time I checked, we pay these fools to protect and serve us! There will also be more on this coming later today.
And finally, I have more Right-To-Know requests into the county for the gender and racial breakdown of two more county departments in the Lancaster County Courthouse. Will we find the elusive black male?
Wow! It’s going to be a busy Monday! Hey, Marv, when are you going to apologize to all those people you called “naysayers?” When, Marv? I’m waiting…
Please check back later today.
Posted on April 29th, 2012 11 comments
The Lancaster Newspapers won’t hire minorities but Sunday News editor, Marv Adams, hired this freak!
You think that’s cruel? That is a fish hook coming out of her lip and hold on – there’s a lot more coming (click here for her article, “How I look, and why”).
If you recall, last week, LNP President and CEO, Harold E. Miller, Jr. was quoted in an article titled, “LNP president issues apology for phone number in advertisement,” (click here). Now, I’m going to come back to this bogus and absurd “apology” many, many times over the next few weeks, but let’s remember Miller says this:
“Our readers have come to depend upon our good judgment and discretion in determining the taste, tone and nature of the advertising to be admitted into their homes. We will continue to monitor and review all of our content with these qualities in mind.”
With the internet, that is just nonsense but let’s play along with Miller! Curious about their employee with the fish hook in her lip, stretched earlobes and tattoos, I googled Kate Frese and found her Facebook business page. That’s correct, this is not her personal Facebook page but the one for Kate Frese Photography.
Kate likes to photograph “punk” bands and posts things like this (with my substitution of asterisks):
Ah f*ck it. new jam, Expendable, posted on our stereokiller page. Go jam that sh*t right now because we’re pulling it in way less time than we allowed the last song to stay up. We’ll be playing this one on Saturday as well.
Hey, bands! It’s finally not cold outside! Let’s shoot some promos or album work before it gets hot as balls!
Hey, Mr. Miller, that’s nice taste, tone and nature! But it gets better. One of the bands she “likes” on her Facebook page is “Copkiller.” You read that correctly. So I clicked on their profile photo and went to their disgusting, sick Facebbok page and then I found five of their songs you can listen to for free! These are the titles:
Kill The Police
Privileged White F*ck
Suck My Faggot D*ck
Full of Sh*t
If you don’t believe me, you can click here – and this page, except for the song titles, is viewable without seeing revolting graphics and photos.
Nice job, Miller and Marv! She’s a treasure! You could walk out on King Street and drag in the first person you find and they’d be better than this freak!
I actually can’t believe a band is titled Copkiller and one of their songs is “Kill The Police.” If a black man stood outside the Lancaster Newspaper offices and said that to a policeman, he’d be in jail. Maybe a white person, too!
I may be out of touch with today’s youth, but this is disgusting and she is an employee of the newspaper that talks about “good judgment” and “discretion.” Is that a joke?
There will be more on this in the days ahead.
Posted on April 13th, 2012 9 comments
AND THEN WE MUST ACT!
For our sidewalk sweeping crew, contracted through SGI [Service Group Inc.], we currently have 2 full-time individuals, both male, one Hispanic, one Caucasian; and one part-time male, African-American. For our bicycle patrol, contracted through Allied Barton Security Services, we have four full-time males, two Caucasian, one African-American and one Hispanic.
This email was received yesterday from Lisa Riggs regarding the contracted employees of the Lancaster Downtown Investment District (DID). Thank you.
As noted in the story immediately below, I was prompted to question the race and ethnicity of their employees, paid with public money, after visiting the Lancaster County Courthouse on Wednesday. This is certainly more representative of the community than what I saw in the Courthouse.
What I saw in the Courthouse is unbelievable and unacceptable and I’m trying to keep my anger in check. Who is responsible and what is going to be done about it? I will be addressing these issues all next week as I also send Right-To-Know requests to the county for each department for the same information Ms. Riggs supplied. I requested the Sheriff’s Department’s breakdown yesterday. I will additionally be sending one to the city for the police department. I will also be sending one to the County Commissioners to obtain the criteria they supply to a contractor to use to select prospective jurors in the county.
I would like to send one for the Lancaster Newspapers but we already know the answer – white only – and they are a privately held company. But they do have to abide by Federal Law and they have been breaking the law for years.
Tomorrow, I’m going to take a further look at the Downtown Development District, which lists Harold Miller, Chief Executive Officer of the Lancaster Newspapers, as being on the Board of Directors (click here). Are their sidewalk sweepers and bicycle “ambassadors” worth $400,000 dollars of your money? Is it mostly to benefit the convention center/hotel?
I’m also going to take a look at the latest in that disaster known as the Convention Center, brought to you by the Lancaster Newspapers and Sunday News editor Marv Adams.
And I’ll take one more look at the recent, outrageous “investigative series” done by Jack Brubaker for the Sunday News on the courts. You’d think he would have noticed after three months of “investigating” in the courthouse that there are no minorities employed there! Maybe it just reminded him of the newsroom at the Lancaster Newspapers and he didn’t give it a thought?
Click here for the 2010 U.S. Census breakdown for the City of Lancaster.
Posted on March 18th, 2012 3 comments
With all these different articles about court reform, is there a comparison to other counties?
Posted on the LancTalk.com forum under today’s article, “ARD program cuts caseload for courts.”
No, there are no comparisons. This appears, again, to be District Attorney Craig Stedman running to the Lancaster Newspapers and requesting their help to turn things his way. And unbelievably, reporter Jack Brubaker and Sunday News editor Marv Adams are trying to do just that.
The opening sentence to today’s lead story in this series, “Justice Delayed, Part 2: A new order in the court?” is:
Lancaster County’s customarily collegial legal community is in the midst of a spirited debate over what to do about its criminal justice system.
That’s because the Sunday News started the debate! This is absurd! There are so many articles to read that I will come back to this tomorrow.
But I will state again – it is the ultimate corruption of the press that the Sunday News is secretly meeting with court officials in an attempt to change the criminal justice system with no input form the public. It is an outrageous abuse of their power.
I have also been taken today by a poster with a spider avatar weaving a web of lies and deceit – not unlike Jack Brubaker. “FORUM WARS!“ will return this week!
Posted on March 18th, 2012 No comments
Posted on March 16th, 2012 No comments
MORE HARM THAN GOOD!
LNP already controls the legislative “elite”, they are desperately trying to control the hotel/tourist industry, and now they want to control the judicial system.
Why can’t they be content to simply ‘report’ the news, instead of being so consumed with being a ‘part’ of the news?
No wags of the tail on this one.
The third comment in under NewsLanc’s Watchdog piece on the Sunday News’ series, “Justice Delayed.” (click here).
The first comment in is mine – and I asked them to put my name to it but that was not posted.
Please check back later today.
Posted on March 13th, 2012 16 comments
In case you haven’t guessed, I have a hell of a lot to say about the Sunday News’ “investigative series” titled “Justice Delayed” and apparently there are still two parts left to come.
— This is not an investigative series. This is an “in-depth” series at best. There is nothing investigatory about this at all.
— The series is breaking journalism ethics and basic standards of conduct by the press.
— Apparently District Attorney Craig Stedman ran to reporter Jack Brubaker with his list of desires – and Brubaker proceeded to try and fulfill them. Many of the DA’s requests are to hide his poor performance in office.
— When he is talking about court costs, why doesn’t Brubaker question Stedman’s very expensive investigative grand jury he has empanelled? Yes, he empanelled another grand jury, the fourth in sixteen years, but you’ve barely read about it in the Lancaster Newspapers. What is the grand jury doing and how much is it costing us? (Click here for “INCAPABLE OF SOLVING CRIMES!”)
— Why can’t Stedman’s Lancaster County Detectives solve the murder of Olga Sanchez-Reyes (see immediately above on this site), Lydia Colon-Torres or any of the other unsolved murders in this county? That is why they work for the DA. How much are they costing us?
— When are they going to do a series on racism in the courthouse and the inequalities in the sentences being handed down by the judges? Many years ago I spoke with Jack Brubaker about this very issue and he had a most surprising answer. That will be coming.
— The Lancaster Newspapers are making policy decisions for the court and that is simply not acceptable. Within this topic, I will also discuss a NewsLanc.com piece regarding the series which borders on madness.
— Finally, did you read the ridiculous piece by Chip Smedley and Janet Kelley’s daughter? With writing this poor, there’s little doubt she’ll be hired fulltime by the Sunday News shortly. (Click here for “Held captive as a juror.”)
Well, as you can see, this is going to keep me busy. Tomorrow – President Judge Joseph Madenspacher and the incredible power of the Lancaster Newspapers.