continued I reminded Kittle, Jones, and Winner that I have spent more than 40 years as a financial journalist hearing about walls that don't exist. And I worked most of those years for the Byzantine Union-Tribune.
Peters's chief of staff, Betsy Kinsley, says Kittle's wife had also complained about the traffic. After the matter went through bureaucratic channels, "There were new signs put up. Some striping was added" to alert drivers, she says, but residents were still unhappy. Kinsley said Peters told her that he was toting Gwinn's pail because Peters "had a valid reason; Casey Gwinn was an elected city attorney." Huh? Makes no sense to me.
These e-mails go to the center of the cancers plaguing San Diego. For decades, the Union-Tribune has been entirely too cozy with the San Diego establishment and the politicians in its pocket. It's a major reason why the paper has been a lapdog and not a watchdog, and corruption has festered unreported. The tone and content of the Kittle-Peters e-mails are written confirmations of that unprofessional intimacy, which continues to this day.