Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Cover-Up Will Be The Story On This One, Too

If you blinked, you missed the Herald-Leader's coverage of the FBI investigation of the Fayette county jail and the successful cover-up (so far) by two Lexington mayors.

Two things to think about: Mayor Teresa Isaac almost immediately dismissed the entire FBI investigation as nothing to worry about. It is now mid-May and I haven't heard anything about the FBI concluding their investigation yet. Have you? If she knew something eight months ago that the FBI still hasn't figured out, wouldn't that be news now? And Mayor Jim Newberry has had ample opportunity to clear up this mess one way or another -- or at least address it publicly -- and all he can do is a "no comment" through his spokeswoman?

There is a lot more to this story. I wonder why the Herald-Leader seems so incurious about it.