Side-stepping James Devine
"Copies of the Plainfield police report that is attached to this message were sent to several journalists seven days ago, without any story appearing since the njtoday entry -- although other outlets did report on Hellwig's return from his three-day suspension.
Plainfield Today's Dan Damon reposted the CMD link at http://ptoday.blogspot.com/
but Bernice Paglia njplaintalker neatly sidestepped the story and assured readers "I can guarantee you that journalists are doing their best to look into this situation" in a blog entry entitled 'Mainstream Cover-up?' "
Number One, the initial e-mail arrived on a day when my PC failed and before I had the laptop set up, so I missed it.
Number Two, I did try later to get an official response from a law enforcement entity and could not.
Number Three, Dan posted the story, so why should all others have to follow? It is online for all to see, so let Dan have the crown of laurels in the Gossip Olympics. Officials cannot or will not verify this report as required before publication in mainstream media and in this blog.
Call it side-stepping if you will. There are lots of things I side-step, including mud, doggy doo, dubious unnattributed "news" stories and half-baked snark from people who have their own explanations to make for their behavior.