We’ve been waiting for the Orange County Register to cover the story about Jordan Brandman’s Wiki-report for the past eight days. We are pleased to say, they finally found the story and decided they had to cover it. Yesterday afternoon, Andrew Galvin, the Register’s county government beat reporter wrote about the toll Brandman’s contract may have on the prospects for Acting Clerk-Recorder Renee Ramirez getting the job permanently. (Read: Consulting contract complicates clerk-recorder appointment)
Since Galvin does make mention of the controversy over Brandman’s performance as a contractor, he moved the Affliction Counter back to zero days. Galvin was able to get Brandman to take his call and answer at least one question about the controversy:
In a brief interview this week, Brandman said, “I am fulfilling the obligations of my contract with the clerk-recorder.” Brandman declined to explain why he requested two deadline extensions. He also declined to comment on the allegation that the section of his draft covering population demographics was lifted from Wikipedia.
So at this point we are pulling the Affliction Counter until we find the register ignoring a story that Afflicts the comfortable political elite in Orange County.