Journalistic Priorities

While the mainstream media turned out in force for last night’s Scottsdale City Council meeting to cover an earth-shattering ice cream truck ordinance and a riveting new pedicab law, only one reporter–Terrance Thornton with the Independent–gave serious and timely attention to the real issues hidden in the fluff. I’ll focus on the bond issue first. […]

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Hidden Letters to the Editor: Guy Phillips, Mr. Popularity

Guy Phillips must be doing SOMETHING right, given how the Apartment Republic continues to facilitate attacks against the freshman city councilman. Letters to the editor today included a good one from Guy (for a change) and another one from a Phillips supporter. But in a classic and obvious display of editorial bias, Grant Martin closes […]

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Putzer Prize for Apartment Reporting

This weeks’ Putzer Prize goes once again to Grant Martin, editorial page editor of the Apartment Republic. With three apartment promotion pieces in today’s edition, the Scottsdale version has stooped to a new low in editorial standards with Martin’s uncredited column. Kind of like the hiring standards at Gannett, or zoning standards in the City […]

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