When newspapers get out-reported in their own backyard, sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.
After the Sacramento Bee’s year-long investigation of hard money loans in our county, The Union’s headlines have been:
•”Lester: ‘I did nothing unethical”
•”Newell: No conflict in prosecuting real estate fraud cases”
It sort of sums up the insular, “tight knit” nature of our community.
The Union had access to much of the same information over the years from unhappy investors.
To its credit, it nibbled at the edges, given the more limited resources and philosophy of being a “community” newspaper.
Rather than chasing down the hard-money loan story “too little, too late,” a much better one is at hand: An in-depth investigation of Citizens Bank.
This blog has nibbled at the edges of that one, often being out in front.
A full-time, paid journalist could unearth many interesting nuggets, to be sure.
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