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June 13, 2006


Spokane's Whispers & Rumors


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how this fits in with the positive vibe on the rest of your site. Posting something like this looks to be boarderline defamation. Be careful...

June 16, 2006 6:09 PM

Anonymous Kevin Booth said...

So, it's either blind boosterism or else. Kind of chops the whole blogging thing off at the knees now, doesn't it? Creeps like "anonymous" are one of the reasons that the S-R is so non-critical and usually not worth reading for local reviews etc.

June 21, 2006 7:41 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suddenly I'm the reason why the Spokesman stinks as newspaper? It was just a friendly nod to watch posting things that have no basis in fact. If you think it's responsible to blindly post third person rumours about someone's business practices, then by all means change the post back to it's original state.

First person opinion is one thing, libel is another.

Good luck.

June 21, 2006 8:22 AM

Blogger astazio said...

Slander and libel are serious allegations. The post was changed due to a request of the original e-mailer who wants to remain anonymous. Like Kevin said blogs are suppose to have a freedom that most professional news organizations are not allowed. The point of the post was to get people talking about the possibilty of having one more unfinished project in downtown, something that would keep downtown from its full potential.

June 21, 2006 8:17 PM


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I know most of you think that being the author of is quite thrilling. Late nights on the town, free food and drinks, seeing downtown Spokane's seedy underbelly. Well I am here to tell you it is all true and as thrilling as you imagine. Take the anonymous e-mail I received last night. Below is an excerpt of what I was sent. I have kept the author anonymous. Looks like might have its very own deepthroat. Also, take a look and leave your thoughts at Spokurban Forums' new section Whispers and Rumors to see what may be going on behind the scenes of Downtown Spokane.
"I just read your recent Catacombs blog post. That you chose to 'protect' the identity of Mr. B, despite his imbecile behavior, has made me feel comfortable sharing some info that you might find interesting. Here are a couple of blog topics that need to be further examined.

The Vox, so much anticipation and excitement for naught. After 3 years, the existing buildings at the Havermale site remain incomplete. The funding, not to mention the patience of the lender, have long since been exhausted. Mr B’s track record of completing projects does not bode well for the Vox. Spirit Lake boasts a ½ completed building which, like Havermale, exhausted funding mid-way through the project. Rumor has it that he has current projects in progress which are under-funded as well. Costs underestimated? Funds diverted? Who can be sure, but unless Spokane is ready for a half-finished tower on its skyline, those who are cheering him on should probably think twice about supporting this project."