Thursday, January 24, 2019

Big Trial Explains The Scandal Behind The Scandal At Penn State

in less than 10 minutes on the Morning Show with Bill and Joel. [Not Billy Joel, but the morning guys at WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM, on North Georgia NewsTalk].

The travesty at Penn State begins with a headline crime about a boy getting raped in the showers that turns out to be a work of fiction.

Then, the investigations at Penn State are tainted by willful prosecutorial misconduct and the incompetence of the Freeh Report.

It's a travesty enabled by media-induced hysteria and a board of trustees that breached their fiduciary duties by handing out $118 million to 36 alleged victims without asking any questions. Such as, excuse me Sir, but do you have a criminal record? Any evidence of any kind? And why can't you ever tell the same story twice?

Here's a link to the radio spot that explains it all in less than ten minutes.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Large And In Charge: Brian Tierney Returns To The Inky

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

At The Philadelphia Inquirer last month, people were startled to see former publisher Brian Tierney swaggering around the place again, still acting like a big shot.

It's the same old Brian, they say. Big and bearded; large and in charge. But not everybody's happy about it.

"He's the guy who bankrupted the company," complained Bill Ross, executive director of the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia. "Why would they want him around?"

Inquirer Publisher and Chief Executive Terrance C.Z. "Terry" Egger, who last November, was named Editor & Publisher's Publisher of the year, had an answer.

"All I can tell you is that a few years back the late [H.F.] "Gerry" Lenfest asked Mr. Tierney to join the Board [of Directors] and he accepted," Egger wrote in an email.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Amazon Censors Ex-Felon In Fumo Case

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

Does a convicted felon have the right to post a book review about a case he was involved in?

Or, after that convicted felon has paid his debt to society, does he also forfeit his right to freedom of speech?

According to Amazon.com, the answers are no [on the right to post a book review] and yes [on whether he has to give up his right to free speech.]

Last week, Leonard P. Luchko, a former computer technician for former state Senator Vincent J. Fumo, wanted to post a review of my book on the notorious, long-running Fumo case, Target: The Senator, A Story About Power And Abuse Of Power.

Here's what Luchko wanted to say. Under the headline, "Our Government at its Worst!" Luchko wrote:

 

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