By: Diane Benjamin
Numerous media outlet have covered Tari Renner’s rant at Monday’s City Council meeting. Not ONE has bothered to look at the evidence presented by the Edgar County Watchdogs. Not ONE has asked how the story got started.
If any of you had bothered to investigate I could tell you I was tipped off. Yes, I have sources inside the City of Bloomington who were not happy with how this case was handled. I teamed up with the Watchdogs because I knew this was a big story. Actually we have more information we can’t release because we were told “off the record” and we respect that. It would take people who believe in truth and justice to get the complete story.
Obviously Tari Renner isn’t one of those people.
It is an honor to be called a piece of garbage by Renner twice! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to post this again – just for those who missed it:
Tari was on WJBC this morning calling me and the Edgar County Watchdogs liars. Of course WJBC is one of those “media” outlets who haven’t bothered with the facts. Maybe if I post the Watchdogs story again they will actually read it and do a tiny bit of investigation. Tari wasn’t asked a single question about facts or the lawsuit it took to get them!
City Manager Tim Gleason was on WJBC yesterday, again not asked about the facts. He stated the City paid “a couple of thousand” to make the case go away. Not true, it was $4500 because, just like the Coliseum cases, the City wanted to avoid open court at any expense! They quietly settled and hoped the story would go away. Hear Gleason: https://post.futurimedia.com/wjbcam/playlist/26/listen-1271.html?cb=1614097958.566847&fbclid=IwAR25QWlSR6X7rNcAbjPadUS2hcBjAmtYneK5hjErR1MLBr2Rd-ML8UX2z-M
Proof of payment and the ECW story are linked here: https://blnnews.com/2021/02/23/pop-goes-the-tari/
If any media had bothered to read the story instead of giving Tari all the attention, they would have seen this:
Media has ZERO interest? Can we say journalism is dead?
Tari’s abuse isn’t the story. Tari’s failure to control himself isn’t the story. Tari’s lies aren’t the story.
Continuing to quote from the Watchdogs story:
JOURNALISTS didn’t find that in any way interesting because investigative reporting is too difficult?
This proves why bloggers must exist. Journalists decided a long time ago that facts don’t matter if it requires investigation to find them.
If Tari really wanted to offend me, he should call me a journalist.