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Heraldgate is needlessly spinning out of control on Ally Miller

After Miller walked out of a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, it's clear this story is rapidly gyrating out of her control. She's playing a losing game of "why are you hitting yourself?" Miller needs to stop, take a breath and fully comply with public records requests and be open and transparent. The Herald saga is a ridiculous reason to toss away a political career. ... Read more»

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Jun 24, 2016, 9:30 am
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Let me begin by saying that I hate reading Morlock’s stuff, and for reasons having nothing to do with subject matter or content. His columns all go on way too long; they should be expressed in a much neater package. What’s worse, he sacrifices articulation and cohesion for failed attempts at humor and wit.

That said, I think I agree with the sentiment he expresses in this particular piece.

DesJardis did personal stuff on the clock. But, as I think Morlock points out, if all his work was already done then who cares. The information that he was prodding political rivals for would have come out in a campaign, or a more established news outlet, anyway.

I personally am willing to write off DesJardis’ antics as the stupidity of youth. He lied, and he gave up his job in an effort to defuse the scandal. I’m not commending him or anything, I am just saying that, at that point, I personally moved on from my interest in DesJardis.

Miller, on the other hand…I don’t know what she is thinking. She should know better. I have no idea what her motives are stonewalling with public records requests, her arbitrary redactions with records she does release, walking out of meetings early, etc etc etc. Why the hell is she doing all of this? DesJardis gave her the greatest gift he could with his resignation: a scapegoat. There really should be nothing to hide here, anyway, as ultimately this isn’t that big of a deal.

I really can’t figure out what the hell Miller is thinking here.

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Jun 24, 2016, 12:22 pm
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Yeah I also used to dislike Morlock’s pieces however the depth with which he covers complex topics, which is done in so few places, caused me to change my mind. Combine that with the bits of humor thrown in there and they have grown on me.

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