Monday, June 12, 2006

Kane Watch: Any Way You Can

Apparently Eugene Kane interviewed a convicted tire-slasher for his article on Riverwest.

Frankly, I liked Kane's article. It was a great exploration into how citizens of a community take ownership over their community and don't just wait for someone else to handle their problems.

But it would seem that one of Kane's sources was none other than "Gibson Caldwell III, who is currently serving his sentence for slashing the tires of Republican Get Out The Vote vans."

Owen Robinson, of Boots and Sabers fame, pointed this out.

Eugene Kane, of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel infamy, used this as an opportunity to go after Charlie Sykes, not Owen, who through the help of an attentitive reader in the first place, made the good catch.

Whether or not Kane knew who he was interviewing, at this point, is beside the point. That he's going after another person's unfortunate personal history speaks volumes. This reminds me of attorneys who don't necessarily go after the responsible party, but the party with the deepest pockets.

Owen picked up on the fact. Charlie exposed it. Kane went after Charlie.

Talk about shooting the messenger!

As one buddy of mine would put it: Typ.


At 12:07 AM, June 13, 2006, Blogger Sean Hackbarth said...

Kane acknowleding Owen's observation would mean giving a weblogger some credit. He disses them as much as the Spice Boys.


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