Town Square's Double Standard
Original post made by Alan Michaels, Atherton: other, on Sep 30, 2011
An anonymous poster going by the initials JT accuses John Johns of perpetrating a hoax and of damaging the reputation of various public figures.
Mr. Johns who's own reputation was unfairly maligned by Mr. "JT" responds by questioning why the careers of three consecutive Atherton police chiefs were cut short and why one of these, Mr. Brennan took a much lower paying job with the San Mateo County Sheriff.
This raises the question, whom is the Almanac News trying to protect and is the Almanac News being selective?
JT's accusation that Mr. Johns perpetrated an elaborate hoax (one that the if true the Almanac news fell victim to) yet one of Mr. Johns' responses was deleted and the post was locked.
There is a saying that actions speak louder than words.
Inquiring as Mr. Johns did as to why three consecutive Atherton Police Chiefs fell on their swords is fair game.
For that reason the Almanac News should not have deleted his post. If on the other hand the Almanac News feels that accusations of improper conduct or innuendo have no place on this forum, then it should have deleted Mr. "JT"s post.
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