The saga continues, although it's now winding itself down from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's front page into the "blogs":
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and journalist Jessica McBride traded an astounding 217 messages over four months on his city e-mail account, newly released records show.You sly devil, you.
In the e-mails, the pair proved chatty and friendly.
"Once the article is declared done, with the expectation that you won’t be ‘covering’ me in your professional capacity, I guess we wouldn’t be violating journalistic ethics (notice I didn’t make a smart remark) if we stayed connected and I received the benefit of your particular perspective," the chief wrote on Jan 6.
Via the J-S's investigative watchdog Daniel Bice.
From the comments:
Interesting that such a right-winger only seems to be able to keep her government job and not anything in the public sector.* Ironic.Indeed. Along with the occasional political hack work. The future of that government job remains to be seen, as Bice reported earlier:
In the next year or two, McBride will be up for "indefinite status," which is similar to tenure for academic staff members. Officials in the journalism department have declined to comment so far on the matter.Kind of a "do as I say, not as I do" teaching position.
And: Mike Mathias chortles at the Charlie Sykes connection.
Also: A wingnut scours the correspondence for telltale erotica:
It is clear from the very early exchanges that both McBride and Flynn are (figuratively) "buttering each other up."But alas, no Last Tango in Paris for Juan McAdams.
* Presumably the commenter meant "private sector."