JM, Garage mural, Fairbanks Pl., Echo Park, 4.30.08
We had the story on Fox's flawed attack on Councilwoman Janice Hahn two weeks ago, and wondered when print would get around to it, and someone in print did finally get around to it.
The Fox news "exclusive" will go on for a second night, and if the second is anything like the first, expect print to ponder what the hell's going on....But beyond that big first-night of Fox sucker-punching, the interview with the disgruntled cops had to take the prize. These are people who are about to sue the City. We should expect these to state a fair case, and take their word for blanket statements they are making about how the Los Angeles Police Department perceives Hahn's intervention efforts?Daily Breeze, 5.14.08:
But a review of the Fox 11 News story found major flaws that undermine its central allegations....The story was largely based on the allegations of two Los Angeles Police Department officers who contend that Hahn pressured the department to remove them from their foot beats in Watts due to complaints about their aggressive tactics.This is what happens when you base news on would-be plaintiffs' interviews alone. The FoxNews ed should have seen that.
UPDATE: Orlov notes it too at the Daily News's blog.
UPDATE II: Ron Kaye too.