Tangled web

In the middle of the Ray Donovan mess* I was dispatched one afternoon to the Labor Department to see Donovan’s press conference on some complaint the Senate Labor Committee had misrepresented the misrepresentations about testimony offered to the committee. Donovan was mad, but I didn’t realize just how mad until I was stopped at the door — my I.D. was flagged as persona non grata, apparently. Either that or they thought Sen. Orrin Hatch would try to sneak a subpoena in with his press guy.

A friendly reporter standing behind me in line added me to his crew, and I got the handouts.

That was retail, face-to-face scandal. Nothing like this:

Anything like “OllieNorthinthebasement.net?”

* It’s amazing how little of this history is available on line.

One Response to Tangled web

  1. bernarda says:

    Sorry for this OT subject, but it is an interesting case in education. A student charged with disorderly conduct for doing a homework assignment.


    “A high school senior was arrested after writing that “it would be funny” to dream about opening fire in a building and having sex with the dead victims, authorities said.

    Another passage in the essay advised his teacher at Cary-Grove High School: “don’t be surprised on inspiring the first CG shooting,” according to a criminal complaint filed this week.

    Allen Lee, 18, faces two disorderly conduct charges over the creative-writing assignment, which he was given on Monday in English class at the northern Illinois school.

    Students were told to “write whatever comes to your mind. Do not judge or censor what you are writing,” according to a copy of the assignment.”


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