La Socialista and Mrs. Cole
SOMEBODY FORGOT THE “SIX QUESTIONS”
FITSNews – August 7, 2008 – Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?
Any third-grader (even a South Carolina third-grader) can tell you these are the six questions journalists must strive to answer in their stories. So … let’s see how La Socialista (a.k.a. The State Newspaper) reporter Joy Woodson did today in her “reporting” of the ongoing implosion of a Midlands-area school district.
We know from Woodson’s article this morning that the “who” is super-hot midlands elementary school principal Melissa Cole (above ), and the “where” is obviously central South Carolina. We also know the “what” – the fact that Cole has been placed on leave from her position, and the “when,” which according to Woodson is “at least since last week,” coincidentally right when the resignation of Cole’s boss was announced (editor’s note: you’re welcome).
But what about the last two questions? “How” did this happen? And more importantly, “why?”
As for the first of these two unaddressed interrogatives, we can forgive Woodson for missing the ball on “how” all of this is currently going down. After all, officials at the shell-shocked Lexington-Richland School District Five (people who draw taxpayer salaries to provide the public with information about their taxpayer-funded schools) are refusing to do their jobs …
In fact, the evasiveness of this particular school district with regard to its personnel matters is only exceeded by the evasiveness with which it has sought to bilk area taxpayers out of a quarter of a billion dollars using intentionally-manipulated student population data.
Put simply, there are boomerangs that shoot straighter than these educrats.
But Woodson’s failure to delve into the “why” behind Cole’s absence is inexcusable … and emblematic of her paper’s ongoing coddling of our state’s worst-in-the-nation public school system.
In case you haven’t noticed, we don’t coddle here at FITSNews … and we’re more than happy to scoop up all those readers who want to know what’s really going on in this bass-ackwards state.
For example, every one of 11,260 people who have read our “Sex, Lies and Educrats” story since it was first published on July 5 know exactly “why” Principal Cole is under the gun: she is alleged to have been engaged in an extramarital affair with the recently-released Superintendent.
Now … do we think she should get fired for that?
Ironically, not really.
Cole was the subordinate here, people, and the person who should have known better (and who was in a position to show improper favoritism as a result of the alleged affair) has already been shit-canned.
We’ve never met Mrs. Cole (our founding editor Sic Willie says he would definitely be up for a one-on-one sit-down), but from everything we can tell she’s good at her job and takes care of her kids.
Maybe it’s that we like to give attractive people the benefit of the doubt, who knows?
Anyway, our point here is not to weigh in on what should (or shouldn’t) happen to the gorgeous Mrs. Cole, our point is to demonstrate that once again the mainstream media is making itself look stupid by intentionally avoiding the biggest question of them all in its so-called “coverage.”
In case you missed it, that question is “Why?”
Yet as much as we like to make fun of them, we really don’t mind …