Jan 15, 2009
In Jarrett Renshaw We Trust?
So far I'm impressed with Renshaw's (Morning Call reporter) coverage of Mayor Pawlowski. Assuming he will cover the election, which will be slightly longer than the recent shelf life of city beat reporter, I'm hopeful for fair coverage. The coverage in the 2005 election was not fair. Although I do have an axe to grind with the reporter at that time, Daryl Nerl, I think my assertion is not unwarranted. Pawlowski for that election hired Bob Whittman, Nerl's former city beat partner, as his press secretary. Pawlowski's Republican opponent, former Mayor William Heydt, struggled for equal coverage. My campaign was ignored and suppressed. Nerl confessed to me he thought my idea's would resonate with the public, but he refused to print them. On the other hand, Whittman handed Nerl ready to publish stories. For this election Pawlowski had hired former Morning Call reporter Joe McDermott. Let us hope that McDermott has less clout with Renshaw.