You think that publishing quotes from highly paid public employees engaged in a war to preserve their gravy train is real reporting? Does "verbatim" remove the bias and politically self serving nature of the comments? Why don't we just elect our public executives directly insterad of relying on the Boards to act on our behalf. Then the press could really control everything.
The problem with your defense to the "assassination" charge is that you support your "tabloid journalism" with the same stuff that you used in the original article, including quotes from a employee satifaction survey that was overwhelmingly dominated by the comments from a few disgruntled employees who have had their empires justifiably shaken up since his arrival. You use this quote..."many believe this President will destroy the College". It could have just as easily been said that many think he is the salvation of thie District because "many" could mean 10 (insignificant) or 210 (significant).
You reported that the PERB ruled that the District had "bargained in bad faith". What ruling are you refering to, and when was it rendered by PERB? At no time has the Public Employee Relations Board made a "ruling" in any of the actions brought against the District by the Union during President Marsee's time at the College (unlike his two most recent predecessors). Either you printed someone's opinion without checking the facts (shoddy journalism) or you published knowingly false information for the purpose of causing harm to Jeff Marsee's reputation as a community leader. Either way, the article was a one sided slam against the President of CR intended to bolster the position of the Faculty Union. No wonder the NCJ is found in the supermarket checkout line along with the other tabloids.
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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