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Who is CountyLeaks?

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 4, 2013

McHenry Co. –

Who is CountyLeaks?

I work alone.
This blog is my view of the world.
I don’t work as part of any company, firm, organization or party. The only approval I seek is my own.
I have never been paid for work associated with this blog.
I am an incurable insomniac. Other insomniacs may choose to count sheep, drink warm milk or watch TV. I choose to read public records, particularly government documents. To scrutinize documents and make crucial connections, it helps to work without any distractions when the rest of the world is asleep.
Journalist I.F. Stone believed that everything we need to know can be found in public records. He would devote endless hours alone in musty basements devouring documents searching for contradictions to the official line. Why waste time hunting down people for a quote or testimony who may or may not tell the truth? I’m not a journalist, yet I relate strongly to Stone’s style. And once you get started extricating, it’s difficult to stop. It’s like a treasure hunt. Imagine if Stone had the internet?
Read the reamainder of this article here, it’s a good one!


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