July 14, 2012 · 6 Comments
MARTINSVILLE, IL -
For those of you that commented on the original article (even though we didn’t write it) saying we were accusing a librarian of using Nazi style tactics in attempts to ban and burn books, you will enjoy this update.
It is clear the poster “Incredulous” does not understand the impact one rogue librarian can have on a whole community and the news it receives. Why does she think she has the right to determine what the people of the Martinsville Public Library District are allowed to read? She is a Public employee, there to serve the Public, NOT to provide her own biased opinion (as you will read below) on the reporting procedures of a newspaper.
Thanks Jack for another great article!
From Disclosure News Online:
(All typos of her missive were incorporated and not fixed; what a fine librarian).
Anyway, here’s the rub of it.
Ms. Hubbard obviously didn’t read this article, but instead relied on others to tell her what was in it. Why do we say that? Because of what Hubbard told Michael in the following exchange:
Great concept; however poor investigative reporting. The National Enquirer has already conorered this style. Perhaps we need to see both sides of a story instead of inuendo and gossip.
All stories in Disclosure Heartland are based on police reports and official documents, or other media reports. If you have another side to a story, we would love to hear it. What article are you refering to?
Let’s start with the Terry Payton stlory. Although there are reports from police and court reports; the story is mostly gossip from neighbors whom state they saw abuse for years yet did nothing to help this child. I assure you that you did not report the entire story. I am dissapointed. I would have loved to have added this paper to our local library but at this point and time I will not. FYI: his psychologist and Terry himself both say he has no form of aspberger’s.
Further more, why no mention of the fact that he was out on bail at one time. Wouldn’t a thorough reporter have questioned what happed that he would be returned to juvenille detention? As I said, reporting the story one-sided or lacking pertinent information is as damaging as the power house papers already in place.
You will have to take that up with the author of the article. I am sorry that you would use your position as the head of a public library to deny the public free access to a news source because you happen to disagree with a couple of sources in an article.
From Beth Hubbard’s Facebook page
Ang DID “mention the fact that he was out of bail at one time.” It was completely explained. And thus the reason why we know she didn’t read it—because TERRY PAYTON WAS RELEASED ON BOND TO BETH HUBBARD AND HER HUSBAND last year. Their names are RIGHT IN THERE. She would never have made that statement if she’d actually read the article. So obviously someone got to her and coerced her into sending Michael the snide comments she did. As well, her assertion that EYEWITNESSES to how Terry was treated is “gossip” lends to the belief that she’s very blinded to the truth of the matter. Those “gossiping” people are subpoenaed witnesses in the court case. We fail to see how what people are going to render as testimony during a state trial could possibly be considered “gossip.” Either this woman is dumber than the average bear (and her spelling leads to that conclusion) or she has zero clue as to how the court system—as well as investigative journalism—works.
While the story here is of course that she’s using gestapo tactics to run her library, there’s a greater story to this: the utter corruption that exists in and around Edgar County, where Terry Payton’s case is in play. While Martinsville is in Clark County, the corruption there is just as unchecked, because those counties have had literally NOTHING for news coverage for what seems like millennia…which has lent to the horror of such cases as Terry’s, as well as the corruption case that Michale Callahan wrote about in his book Too Politically Sensitive. The ‘news’ coverage there is lamentable….and allows corruption to grow like a fungus.
We encounter this bullshit in every county we enter (remember Dee Burgin threatening to “sue” us?? lol). This new publication is making waves. We encourage our Edgar/Clark county readers to hurry out and get this issue, because we had only a limited press run, and they WILL disappear fast…and we thank Miz Gestapo for her assistance in the sales end of this, too.