Blogging about Enron

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Local attorney and blogger Tom Kirkendall comments on an op-ed by Ken Lay’s defense attorney Mike Ramsey.

Ramsey is highly critical of the Chronicle for what he calls tabloid/lynch mob journalism with regard to its treatment of Ken Lay.

It’s not entirely surprising that the newspaper that missed the collapse of Enron while it was happening has now resorted to portraying certain figures in the controversy as “bad guys.” That’s the sort of journalism that the Chronicle specializes in, especially on the editorial page.

Kirkendall, of course, has followed the Enron proceedings closely on his blog, and has frequently criticized the government’s weak case. His blog is a valuable supplement to fairly disappointing coverage from local print media.

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