Today Facebook is abuzz about a scathing Huffington Post article that focuses on US Atty Carmen Ortiz and her penchant for going after good guys to generate headlines for herself while destroying the reputations of others.
WBZ Jon Keller is the only media guy who has spoken on this that I am aware of…sad to say, the Boston Globe and even the Herald have been silent and some would say complicit by advancing the US Atty’s agenda in their “news” coverage because they benefit from (illegal) leaks from her staff to create stories that sell papers. (US Atty’s and Asst. Attys take an oath to uphold the law…to discuss an ongoing investigation with anyone outside… i.e. press… is illegal activity. When a reporter notes in an accusatory story that the source “close to the investigation” “asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case” that is code for : US Atty office breaking the law by leaking info to get the case pre-tried in the press.)
US Atty. Ortiz’ current victims/targets are Tim Sullivan and Ken Brissette at Boston City Hall. But, as this article points out, they are not the first and will not be the last to be unfairly indicted unless someone finally puts the brakes on this kind of activity.
I hope all BMGers will read the article linked here.
I would cut and paste it here but I am not sure about the BMG rules about that…THANKS