monaghan

Two lawyers walk into a swamp...

Few humans are perfect, including crusading idealistic lawyers and their biologist spouses who wait to be married until their LGBT friends have the same rights. I'm not sure "asleep at the switch" applies to Attorney Briggs here -- more like blindsided, angry and in need of a no-mistakes killer-lawyer of his own. And then we have "inewsource," a newish online arm of SDSU's media operation run by former U-T big-wigs, along with its public radio/TV twin KPBS -- both funded by public contributions (from little listeners) that are disclosed along with serious large$$e from special interests whose big gifts to SDSU's Campanile Foundation get laundered into the two media enterprises run by SDSU. Corey Briggs is an environmental attorney and zealot who long has been a thorn in the side of hoteliers, developers and other special interests who would like to see him disappeared, much like liberal fallen former Mayor Bob Filner whom, ironically, Briggs himself publicly denounced for sexist behavior in office. Still, SDSU's KPBS and inewsource have worked unusually closely with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, an establishment GOP stalwart, and all three have figured prominently in the orchestrated take-downs of Filner and now Briggs. I don't believe inewsource is a reputable credible objective news agency. It unethically develops "stories" at vulnerable subjects' expense (like last Fall's "Impossible Choice" series) and then hustles "awards" to justify them and to satisfy powerful funders who finance the whole shebang -- inewsource, KPBS and San Diego State. Nonetheless, Briggs now has become snarled in a slew of inewsource allegations, findings and protestations and Briggs has fired back. We'll see if he can extricate himself from the mess and continue his work in the public interest.
— April 24, 2015 6:27 p.m.

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