Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oh please

The Spokesman-Review, the paper that hired someone to pose as a randy 18-year-old in a chat room looking to hook up with a hot mayoral type and subsequently outing former Spokane Mayor Jim West, feels that Frontline decieved them.

Frontline producers explained to us -- and apparently to others in the community -- that their original intent to use Spokane and West as a jumping off point to discuss gay issues in America was derailed at the last minute by PBS honchos who wanted to focus only on the West scandal and recall.

This is, at least, disingenuous. It was clear to us from the outset that their show was focusing exclusively on West. Outside of a conversation at the very beginning of their work, they never sought from us any information or insight on gay issues in Spokane. It always was West.

Gimme a break, S-R.

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