Holladay is promising more about what is wrong with Gannett in an upcoming post. Speaking of what is wrong with Gannett, did you catch the belated story the newspaper's Hamilton County beat reporter, Chris Sikich, wrote about the fact that Westfield Mayor Andy Cook's family business has failed for the second time in six years and is scheduled for a sheriff's sale next month? Only a Gannett reporter could put lipstick on that pig and Sikich found a way to do it. Read it to believe it. The Star knew all about Mayor Cook's financial woes and nearly $1 million in unpaid tax liens but said nothing about it before this year's municipal primary election, which is the general election in Hamilton County. The media seems similarly disinterested in a legion of complaints made by ex-employees of Cook's Hoosier Tradewinds trucking firm. And what "big scoop" is Star political columnist Matt Tully talking about? Advance Indiana reported this story almost a week ago. Who do you think you're fooling, Matt?
Big hat tip to the observant reader. The Star's grossly-incompetent president and executive publisher, Karen Ferguson, formerly known as Karen Crotchfelt (no pun intended) before she dumped her husband shortly after she moved to Indianapolis and started dating Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO Rick Fuson, is now Karen Ferguson Fuson. Does that make her Fuson's fourth or fifth wife?Another great scoop by @ChrisSikich. https://t.co/tBbbO3cduy— Matthew Tully (@matthewltully) July 28, 2015
It's true. Rick @Bcrfuson and I got married. Just celebrated a wonderful honeymoon pic.twitter.com/b54apYj8Jd— Karen Ferguson Fuson (@karenferguson33) July 26, 2015
Gannett's trash wrap we know as The Indianapolis Star seems to now be populated by "hack" reporters (no offense, Susie) and management with not a clue about what is real news and without much vigor to do much work but paste and copy wire leads and local poltico talking points.
Who could blame Holladay and Russell for heading out? I wish them both the very best.
Speaking of Gannett, did you catch this on Twitter yesterday?
Karen Ferguson Fuson @karenferguson33 Jul 26
It's true. Rick @Bcrfuson and I got married. Just celebrated a wonderful honeymoon
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Let's see... if a tree falls in the woods & converted to pulp that nobody reads- what is it that happened of any consequence?
This is his 6th wife.
Not sure how much of a "scoop" this is on my departure. I tweeted about it nearly a month ago.
Sadly, John, nobody noticed your announced departure until Ruth blogged about it.
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