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on “‘Cardinal rule’ of journalism”

Sigh. As a “journalist,” or even just an opinion writer, you should know better than to immediately kill the messenger, in the many forms that a messenger may take. How do you think this information, questionable as it may be for now, makes it into the public realm? I didn’t graduate from the Ernie Pyle School, but I would expect better from a grad than a hometownish deflection of the alleged events. The UofL associate AD even came out and gave a cursory defense of Scott Dolson, and in the emails he comes off as much more of a buffoon than someone in on a takedown of UofL. Respectfully, stirring the pot and looking for scapegoats outside of the school’s own backyard and behavior is not a great way to build credibility for your own journalistic efforts (outside of those Cards fans looking at everything through the standard issue rose-colored glasses).   —Bryant Lewis, Oct. 7


on “‘Cardinal rule’ of journalism”

When the story first broke, I said, “This smells fishy.” […] Powell said she called the NCAA and they wouldn’t accept her story. So why didn’t she send them an email with pics? What’s she going to say? “I don’t know how to send an email?” But yet she is supposed to be technologically sophisticated enough to know that a “virus” erased all the phone numbers of text messages? And who is the Dick Cady? A Pulitzer-prize winner who conducted a police investigation in Indianapolis only to have it tossed out for lack of evidence. Now he’s at it again with a book that likewise appears to lack any evidence. Did Cady contact anyone about having sex with 15-year-old girls? If not, why not? Cady claims to have read Powell’s journals and found them to be credible. Were they analyzed by handwriting experts to see of they were all recently written but made to appear that they went back four years? If these journals were so credible, why weren’t they included in the book? Could it be that they are totally devoid of any evidence and at best are liable and slanderous? […] As it stands now, the book sounds like a sex-fantasy fiction by a woman desperate to come up with some quick cash.                                                     — David Dunn, Oct. 7


On “The story of louisville outskirts festival”

Congrats to @OutskirtsFestKY for landing on the cover of the @leoweekly and getting a great article from @ttaurisb (aka Syd Bishop) !!  — Twenty First Century Fox, @TFCFGGG


On “Speed Cinema: Back to basics”

So great to read in @leoweekly that @SpeedArtMuseum will have an art-house cinema. —Jay Gulick, @jaybgulick


Dear Editor, JCPS is Scapegoating Our Children

It’s time to stop caring about perception, and time to start educating our children. “With the recent resignation of Dewey Hensley, it’s clear that JCPS is more concerned with the approval it receives from adults, than it is at improving the educational outcomes for our students who need it most. When senior administrative officials within JCPS are not empowered to do their job, how can we expect to see improvement in our schools or trust that JCPS is on the right track? It’s clear that JCPS is lacking focus from its main priority, and that’s educating our children. It’s time parents in Louisville have more options. It’s time our leadership go to Frankfort, and demand Charter Schools for Louisville. Only then will all children in our community have access to a great school. —Jerry L. Stephenson, Oct. 12