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Bug #232 closed:unresolved

Controversial remarks by S.F. police chief — what remarks?

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This bug appeared in a news report published by San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate on Mar 26, 2010 by Heather Knight. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Error of Omission

The article "Police chief's remarks on terrorism anger Arabs" is missing a critical piece of information — the chief's alleged remarks are not quoted anywhere in the story!

The reporter paraphrases what Gascon "reportedly said" at the large meeting of city officials and business people, and what he "admitted to saying" in a phone interview with the reporter. She also includes various responses to the chief's remarks, including from people who apparently weren't even there.

This was an official meeting of about 150 people, according to the article. Is there audio or video of the event? Was the police chief speaking from prepared remarks? What about any number of people in attendance who heard what he actually said and could recall? Couldn't the reporter track down and provide his actual comments at the root of the controversy?


Lisa Finster has not contacted San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate

Bug History

Mar 29, 2010 9:00 am Open Anonymous
Mar 29, 2010 10:47 am Open: Under Discussion Mark Follman
May 29, 2010 9:00 am Closed: Unresolved admin

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From SFGate's "City Insider" blog, after the article appeared: "Police chief issues apology for terrorism remarks"


But the blog post doesn't include the actual remarks from the event, either.

Mar 29, 2010 10:47 am