Courier-Journal flaunts its hypocrisy
In an editorial in today's Courier-Journal, the noted liberal newspaper quotes Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird" thusly:
"A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up."
The C-J uses that quote to comment on the recently erupted controversy in Jefferson County over people failing to show up for jury duty, but we think it could be more aptly applied to the grand jury that indicted Gov. Fletcher and other members of his adminstration in the personnel probe.
No one, except this blog, has ever probed the financial conflict of interest that existed with state employees, who failed to receive 5 percent annual pay raises under this administration, indicting officials responsible for those policies.
The forewoman of the grand jury, Rachel Auxier, lost somewhere between $12,000 and $16,000 because she didn't get four years worth of 5 percent raises, and we know there were several other state employees on that grand jury whose names we have not yet revealed. (Key word yet.)
We know that C-J reporters read this blog. It was quoted in one of their stories. So the C-J is most definitely aware of the financial conflicts of interest that compromised the grand jury's objectivity.
If a jury is only as sound as the people who comprise it, as the C-J indicates it believes by using the quote above, then the C-J is inadvertently admitting that the grand jury that returned indictments against Fletcher and others in his administration was fatally flawed and its integrity compromised beyond repair.
If the state's liberal media is going to go to pieces over Fletcher appointing a contributor to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, where's the outrage over people who were impacted financially by the state's increment policies having the ability to levy criminal charges against those responsible for the policies?