Steve Cavendish at the Scene offers some insight into the Tennessean’s recent dealings with MNPS board member Will Pinkston. Specifically, Cavendish notes that key facts seem to be optional in the paper’s reporting.
That Sunday story by Jason Gonzales, which described Pinkston as a bully, interviewed a lot of critics. It quoted a former director of schools that Pinkston stopped from getting a contract extension, an innovation director who routinely fought with Pinkston and other board members and a paid political operative working for (Jackson) Miller.
And points out that the Tennessean also endorsed Pinkston, a fact not mentioned in the Gonzalez piece.
Of course, on the same day, the Tennessean did allow Pinkston to respond.
But, as Cavendish points out, it would have been a lot easier to just include the relevant facts in the first place.
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