Thursday, November 17, 2016
Reader: Just how many people does Turner have a vendetta against?
I briefly considered responding to the comment, but had decided against it when another commenter did it for me and did it far better than I would have.
The comment, which is also on the earlier post, is printed below:
So Turner's "vendetta" is going to keep good people from coming to Joplin. Are you saying that people would be afraid to come to a city where there is someone who cares about the truth, exposes
Turner's firing no matter how many times Anson Burlingame and the CJ Huff apologists try to belittle his reporting by saying it all amounts to a vendetta makes it convenient for Turner's critics, but it raises an important question.
How many people does Turner have a vendetta against?
Did he have a vendetta against David Wallace when he began writing about his bankruptcies and lawsuits even before Joplin hired him as master developer. That also was at least a year before Turner was fired.
Did Turner have a vendetta against Mike Woolston when he was the only reporter who actually dug into the Lorraine report and clearly revealed Woolston's unethical dealings with Charley Kuehn and Wallace Bajjali?
Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head and none of them have anything to do with CJ. If Turner is operating on a vendetta maybe it is time that the Joplin Globe get a vendetta. It is not Turner's vendetta or vendettas that we need to be worrying about. It is the people who have the vendetta against Turner who are causing the most harm.
Joplin has a good thing in Turner and we should be showing him that we support him and thank him for sharing his vendettas. I know of many places where they wish they had someone like Turner. Let's show him our appreciation while he is still here.