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Cleveland Plain Dealer Reports, On-Line ONLY - Tremont West Development Corp. development director charged with assault
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 20:26.
I'll preface any praise of "Tremont West Development Corp. development director charged with assault" - coverage in the Plain Dealer of the assault of Guy Templeton Black, by Sammy Catania - by posting reporter Mark Gillespie's comment on his own blog about his own work - Mark Gillispie, The Plain Dealer - August 27, 2010 at 1:13PM - "xxoo: Thanks for commenting. I understand your concern, but this is not a news article that will appear in the print edition of The Plain Dealer. It is an item that has been posted solely to my Inside Cleveland Hall blog. Reporters who have blogs use them to post items that might not hold much interest to our broader readership but might have relevance to some Cleveland.com readers. That's the beauty of the digital age. Thanks again for reading and commenting".
Mark is responding to a TROLL on Cleveland.com that set up an account to post "xxoo August 27, 2010 at 1:01PM - So much ado about nothing. Is this really worthy of a news article - or is this just a gossip column?"
That is what is pathetic about poor use of technology in the digital age... it allows corporations and special interests to use TROLL accounts places like Cleveland.com to post anonymous diversions of public knowledge from fact to fiction, and to temper public response to news that is in fact deserving of outrage.
I suggest, in my comment to Mark's posting, this assault "should be addressed in the print edition... Catania works for the public..."
We shall see if Mark provides more facts and responds to my question - I still can' get an answer to "was there an incident of gunplay involving Catania in Tremont at all"?
Here is the beginning of what Mark has reported so far, full story on-line only at Cleveland.com here...