Herald scrivener adjudicates T-J flap

The Chronicle-Herald’s estimable Stephen Maher adopts Harper’s view of the wafergate flap (“a low moment in journalism… a terrible story, and a ridiculous story, and not based on anything”), offers mild criticism of the odd gaps in the Telegraph-Journal poo-scarfing apology, and provides a useful ultra vires catalog of episodes in which the Irvings’ business interests trumped their journalistic values (a list that, he concedes, includes the wafergate apology).

Interestingly, Maher has K.C. scion and T-J publisher Jamie Irving fired outright, not simply suspended for 30 days, as others have reported. Doesn’t say what he bases this on.

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