Saturday, March 26, 2005

And The Answer Is? Inept.

Friday's Tulsa World posted the following clarification on Pg. A3.

"A Thursday Tulsa World article reported that City Councilor Chris Medlock called some Economic Development Commissioners, who also are chamber members, corrupt. It was a former Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce official that accused Medlock of calling the members corrupt. Medlock denies that he ever accused the officials of corruption."

Don't you love that the correction sounds like, "Oh Yeah, he said it. We just are printing that he denies it!"

How about, "No official record exists of Medlock ever making such an accusation?"

Isn't that just as accurate, and yet more in the spirit of correcting a glaring screw up that amplifies already existing rhetoric and mythology created by the Chamber and the World editorial staff?

It never ends.

1 comment:

anditwasgouda said...

Chris, I'm a former friend who was thrilled when you were first elected to the city council.

Now I'm disappointed (sad, really) in your behavior since joining the council. I've lived in Tulsa for many years, but I don't recall an elected official ever going on the radio and saying nasty, personal things about other elected officials. If you're not doing the actually name calling, you're sitting right there with Delgiorno as he does.

Please, please, please put an end to this stuff! I've known you for years and I think you are capable of showing more class than you do when you appear on KFAQ.

Hey, have you ever done your old "Cheeses" routine for Bates or Delgiorno?