Up in sunny Santa Barbara, the plucky editors of the Santa Barbara Independent publish a letter from former NewsPress editor Bob Guiliano to Mayor Marty Blum. Seems Wendy McCaw(ful) wasn’t happy with a story written by Anna Davison about a downtown renovation project, and wanted Davison reprimanded for bias–she’d quoted the Mayor more than once, and that was too much for the Empress of the NewsPress.
I advised Wendy that having Anna write a news story saying there’s a controversy, when none exists except for the one on our editorial page, would make the newspaper look bad, as if we were creating a controversy to sell newspapers.
So you can clearly see McCaw(ful) had no choice but to fire the guy. That whole journalistic integrity thing? That’s for the little people. He’s lucky he’s still got his head.
But, Wendy–you’re never going to get an invitation to Oprah’s. Never.