Sunday, March 26, 2006

Arizona newsmaker

Arizona newsmaker

Mar. 26, 2006 12:00 AM

Prior to becoming Apache Junction's chief of police in January, Glenn Walp's law enforcement career spanned nearly 40 years. But what he may best be known for is his role as a whistle-blower uncovering widespread corruption at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a nuclear-weapons facility.


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This guy may have blown his whistle but he is every bit as much a liar as Tommy Hook.
There is that word again, "widespread." Do newspaper journalists care at all about accuracy? Or the propagation of flawed perceptions through misuse of language? On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't blame them: it was, after all, Energy Secretary Abraham who used the word, perhaps before anyone else. Later, when he learned the truth about the incidents at LANL, he never got around to apologizing. Does this excuse bad journalism? Apparently so.
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