Wednesday, July 28, 2004

More on Goldschmidt
There's a great article in the American Journalism Review about the Oregonian's coverage (or lack thereof) of the Neil Goldschmidt scandal.  For those of you outside Oregon, Goldschmidt served as Portland's mayor, Oregon's governor, and Secretary of Transportation under Jimmy Carter.  While he was mayor of Portland he repeatedly raped his 14-year old neighbor.  The story did not break until well after the statute of limitations had passed for statutory rape, unfortunately.

The American Journalism Review discusses how and why the Oregonian (Oregon's largest daily newspaper) missed the story (it was broken by a Portland alternative weekly, Willamette Week) and seemed to be trying to protect Goldschmidt.  It's a long article, but very good.



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