Folo on Ed Jagels vs. The Bakersfield Californian: Bakersfield.com has “featured coverage” on its home page today. The feature includes links to several past stories that Jagels has previously criticized. Editor Mike Jenner responds, noting that Jagels has so far failed to provide any facts or proof to support his allegations. And in contrast to Jagels lack of transparency, TBC has opened a blog item inviting reader comment.
I’m not hear to defend TBC, but until Jagels produces some evidence and becomes more transparent and open about the process, he’s getting no sympathy from me. There’s an old saying, never pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the barrel. Online could be the great equalizer for Jangels, but he’s totally mishandling the opportunity.