Reporter ignored facts |

Reporter ignored facts

Your story “Martin dumps foe’s backer” was yet another transparent political attack and seemed deliberately designed to inflame public opinion, not inform your readers. For instance, you put sole responsibility for replacing Marguerite Leipzig on the Sanitation Committee on Supervisor Izzy Martin.

But Martin is just one of five supervisors, and the board unanimously approved Leipzig’s replacement, Melody Wilson. Apparently, your reporter didn’t even try to speak with Ms. Wilson or learn her qualifications. The result was a story that insulted both Wilson and the entire Lake Wildwood community and cheated the reader. Do you have any standards for your reporters, or are they deliberately edited to reflect your own agenda?

Your reporter also glossed over the fact that Leipzig had been on the county’s Sanitation Committee for 10 years and has had three reappointments. Isn’t that long enough? The fact is, Lepzig was out of step with an environmentally concerned Nevada County and had outlived her relevance. Leipzig was an outspoken critic of protecting our precious South Yuba River from dams and opposed environmental standards aimed at protecting our water quality.

By refusing to deal head on with new state regulations, she increased the cost of complying with those standards, and now Wildwood is facing a $5 million cleanup bill. How did your reporter miss that?! Thankfully, the board recognized that it was time for Leipzig to move on and make way for more enlightened thinking.

David Kupfer

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