In the November 2011 issue of Inside East Sacramento publisher Cecily Hastings delivered a personal attack on a board member of East Sacramento Preservation.
The board member, Will Green, and Hastings were attendees at a community meeting to meet new city manager, John Shirey.
In a publisher’s comment Hastings portrayed Green as having a callous lack of concern for his community.
ESP, Inc. learned that Hastings quoted Green out of context and that she did not contact him to ask for clarification, or further comment.
Additionally, Hastings identified Green as an East Sacramento Preservation board member, when he attended the meeting as a private citizen.
Moreover, Ms. Hastings added a quote from a third party in her comments, giving the impression that it was part of the dialog at the meeting. It was not.
East Sacramento Preservation, Inc. supports healthy community dialog and supports the free, open exchange of ideas. We do not support inaccurate, misleading characterization masquerading as journalism.