Was Charles Pugh out-of-line to complain about Free Press quotes?
For the general public, it’s more important to wonder why the City Council President thought he could bend the Free Press to his will with this bush league stunt. “As a former journalist,” (his words) Pugh should know better.
Hopefully, whatever the full story behind Neavling’s firing, it had nothing to do with these complaints. You’d like to believe a news organization that put so much on the line to report the Kilpatrick scandals would've tossed Pugh’s letter on the compost pile—where it belongs.Pugh Letter