With the LA Times quoting Jon Fleischman as Mike Carona’s publicist through this indictment crisis, its clear that the Flash Report’s tagline of “On California’s Most Significant Political News” is no longer accurate.Ã‚Â Today, there is barely a mention of Carona’s indictment and no commentary from Jon whatsoever.
Isn’t the indictment of a prominent elected official “significant” California news?
The only time I have been in the same room with Jon Fleischman was a Spring 2006 PRSA meeting that dealt with Crisis Communication.Ã‚Â It was a highly partisan panel that featured Matt Cunningham and was hosted by Lisa Brug Kline, Chuck DeVore’s chief of staff.Ã‚Â The panel’s big mistake was believing everyone in the room was partisan Republican.Ã‚Â Jon, in particular, was belittling the “lazy press corps” and provided examples of biased reporting (translation: stories that didn’t show Republican leaders in a positive light).Ã‚Â
I’m sure that Jon is about to find out just how lazy these reporters truly are ;).
GivenÃ‚Â Flieschman’s long term relationship with Carona as a sheriff’s department spokesman, his new role as the Sheriff’s crisis counselor,Ã‚Â and the lack of Carona news on his site, Jon has surrendered the “influential” label associated with his blog. Readers looking for facts on the Carona indictment need to look beyond the Flash Report for an unvarnished view.
We are not celebrating this indictment at the LiberalOC; but we do want facts to come to light.Ã‚Â This is case where everyone wants justice to prevail.Ã‚Â And the truth to come out.
I’s also like to know, when it comes to knowledge of Carona’s operations, “what did Jon know and when did he know it?”Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â