My reply to N&R reporter Jason Harden's email:
From: Jason Hardin [mailto:Jason.Hardin@news-record.com]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 2:37 PM
To: Mike Baron
Subject: RE: City counts its cash as water runs low
Thanks for passing on the link (to your blog). Just two quick
One, the city didn’t issue a press release. It’s been a dry summer, so I checked with them. It’s similar to the story from last year because it’s a similar situation. When the weather is dry, weather stories are not uncommon. Sometimes I check with the city, sometimes with farmers, sometimes with nurseries.
Two, the story did report that water demand has fallen.
News & Record
From: Mike Baron
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:20 AM
To: 'Jason Hardin'
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Dear Reporter Harden:
Why won't the News & Record inform its readers about Greensboro’s phony water forecast? (See CHART)
That forecast was a fabrication! It helped citizens and government officials become convinced that the Randleman Dam was necessary!
A government fabrication created to sway public opinion is BIG NEWS that's begging to be told!
I fed this information to the N&R in 1997, 1999 and 2008 and your newspaper continues to spike the Greensboro water fraud story!
The N&R is going to look pretty foolish when the information in my CHART reaches the public. Your newspaper will look like an
accomplice in the scam for the Randleman Dam.
(N&R from 2008 - Double click to read)