Sunday, January 31, 2010
Brizzi Lashes Out At FOX 59 News
Marion Co. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi refused to grant an interview with FOX 59 News' Russ McQuaid when he began making inquiries about influence peddling in his office. Instead, Brizzi used his paid radio show gig on WIBC yesterday afternoon to lash out at the TV station and, in particular, Russ McQuaid. Brizzi attacked McQuaid for giving the appearance that his office was under investigation by the FBI. McQuaid insists he only claimed the FBI was making inquiries in response to questions raised about campaign contributions and a recent sentence modification that allowed a convicted murderer out of jail after serving just 18 years of her original 110-year sentence. Brizzi accused McQuaid of being a "reckless, irresponsible, ratings monger journalist" during his 2-hour show on WIBC Saturday afternoon, Crime Beat. In a separate appearance on WIBC's Steve Simpson show Friday afternoon, McQuaid promised new reports in the coming weeks on the goings-on in the prosecutor's office that would be difficult to believe. McQuaid also reports on discussions of possible primary opponents emerging in the Hamilton Co. Prosecutor's race as a result of these recent disclosures.