According to Ms. Malone, who set up the interviews, I assume? "you had several opportunities to ask Bishop Blake about the allegations against him and you did not." That tells me that you were not honest with her about the interviews. You said "Blake's assistant commented on Talbott's allegations" but Ms. Malone says in her 2nd comment that you told her that you did NOT ask Slack about the allegations. So which is it?
I'm saying it's unfair of the media to say "I'm writing a story about your charitable work" to get an interview, then write a slam about how much money you make. It's unethical. If you're going to write an expose, at least be honest and say that's what you're writing. Don't lie to get the interview.
Jesus didn't have kids to send to college. You can't seriously expect preachers or anyone else to work for free can you?
Iola, you'd be emotional too if the media treated you unfairly. Deidre's PR firm set up all the interviews for this writer and he lied to them about what the story was about. Flat out lied. Not very ethical. But then, when has the media ever been known for their ethics I guess.
By Louis Goggans
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