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2013 Press Outreach --
Corruption, Commission to Investigate Public Corruption --
& Preet


 
click here for
 press reporting/editorializing:   April 2, 2013 - July 1, 2013

click here for
 press reporting/editorializing:  from July 2, 2013 - December 1, 2013

click here for
press reporting/editorializing from December 2, 2013 -

CJA Press Releases,
Correspondence with the Press, etc.

August 7, 2013 e-mail to the press
--
"Subject: Going INSIDE the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption
-- email distribution 

CJA's August 7, 2013 e-mail to James Gormley, Editor/Legislative Gazette --
"Subject: "PRESS RELEASE: Going INSIDE the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

August 7, 2013 e-mail from James Gormley/Legislative Gazette --
"Subject: RE: PRESS RELEASE: Going INSIDE the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's August 14, 2013 e-mail to Greg David/Crain's New York Business --
"Subject: Your articles: 'How corrupt is NY?' & 'Why is NY so corrupt?"
"How corrupt is New York?  Very", April 3, 2013
"Why New York is so corrupt", April 5, 2013

CJA's August 22, 2013 e-mail to Karen DeWitt/NY Public Radio --
"Subject: The Public Trust Act -- & a Legitimate Legislature Process that Starts with the Rank-&-File"

CJA's August 22, 2013 e-mail to Karen DeWitt/NY Public Radio --
"Subject: PS..."

CJA's August 22, 2013 e-mail (cc: Karen DeWitt/NY Public Radio; Nick Reisman/YNN) --
"Subject:  Achieving BOTH a Properly Functioning Legislature & the Public Trust Act (program Bill #3 -- the Sine Qua Non for 'Government Working' & 'Working for the People'"

CJA's August 23, 2013 e-mail to Michael Gormley/AP (cc: Michael Virtanen) --
"Subject: Achieving BOTH a Properly Functioning Legislature & the Public Trust Act (program Bill #3 -- the Sine Qua Non for 'Government Working' & 'Working for the People'"

CJA's August 27, 2013 e-mail to Michael Virtanen (cc: Michael Gormley) --
"Subject: AP Reporting & Non-Reporting of Public Corruption Issues -- & the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's August 27, 2013 e-mail to Glenn Blain/NY Daily News (cc: Ken Lovett, Bill Hammond) --
"Subject: Gap in Coverage: CJA's Aug 21st letter to Gov -- Achieving Both a Properly Functioning Legislature & The Public Trust Act"

CJA's August 28, 2013 e-mail to Press --
"Subject: What are the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's procedures and rules for handling conflicts of interest?"

CJA's September 3, 2013 e-mail to Michael Gormley/AP (cc: to Michael Virtanen) --
"Subject: NEWS LEAD: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption has, Without Explanation, Taken Down Sept. 18th Public Hearing (in Buffalo) from its Website"

CJA's September 3, 3013 e-mail to Karen DeWitt/NY Public Radio --
"Subject: NEWS LEAD: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption has, without explanation, taken down Sept. 18th hearing (in Buffalo) from its website"

CJA's September 3, 2013 e-mail to Bill Hammond/Daily News --
"Subject: NEWS LEAD: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption has, without explanation, taken down Sept. 18th public hearing (in Buffalo) from its website"

CJA's September 3, 2013 e-mail to Press --
"Subject: NEWS ALERT: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption Has Taken Down the September 18th Public Hearing (in Buffalo) from its Website"

CJA's September 6, 2013 e-mail to Press --
"Subject: NEWS ALERT: MISSING PRESS RELEASES:  What's Going On with the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's Public Hearings?"

CJA's September 25, 2013 e-mail to Casey Seiler/Albany Times Union -- "Subject: thank you -- for your unexpected inclusion -- & colorful (& true) characterization! More to follow on the important THRESHOLD conflict of interest issue --"

CJA's October 5, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: When will the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption be Holding its Next Public Hearings at Which the Public Will be Able to Testify as to the Breadth of Public Corruption Within its Knowledge & Experience?"

CJA's October 5, 2013 e-mail to press -- "BTW..."

CJA's October 11, 2013 e-mail to Michelle Breidenbach/Syracuse.com -- "Subject: Your Oct. 10th article: 'DA Fitzpatrick: NYC Media would  not question independence of corruption panel if they knew him"

CJA's October 11, 2013 e-mail to Erica Orden/Wall Street Journal --
 "Subject: Your Oct. 10 artcile 'Cuomo Seeks to Resurrect Ethics Deal: Lawmakers Earlier Balked at Public Trust Act"

CJA's October 19, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: Has the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption shut-down public hearings because of conflicts of interest?" 

CJA's October 21, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Latest Press Reporting on the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's Public Hearings -- Unsubstantiated by the Commission's Website!"

CJA's October 21, 2013 e-mail to Alan Chartock,
Publisher & Project Director/Legislative Gazette --
"Subject: Your today's article on the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"
Alan Chartock's WAMC Public Radio show

CJA's October 21, 2013 e-mail to Jimmy Vielkind & Azi Paybarah/Capital New York --
"Subject: 'Cuomo's Poll Numbers Rise...':  your query about your newsletter format: your daily read, substituitng for journalism"

CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: ALERT THE VOTERS: 'Corruption on Steroids' --
http://artvoice.com/issues/v12n43/guest_essay_casino

CJA's October 26, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: 'Members of the public are invited to attend only': Oct 28 'public hearing' of the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's October 28, 2013 e-mail to Albany Times Union Reporter James Odato --
"Subject: The Answer to your question on conflict of interest -- your today's article 'Tough order to get unanimity in secret'"

CJA's October 28, 2013 e-mail to Albany Times Union Bureau Chief Casey Seiler --
"Subject: Parsing the language of the Commission to Investigate Public Corrupton on conflicts of interest"

CJA's October 29, 2013 e-mail to Steve Flamisch/News Channel 13 --
"Subject: THANK YOU for allowing us to inform your journalism -- 'The People Have Something to Say -- & Evidence to Back It Up!"

CJA's October 29, 2013 e-mail to Steven Flamisch --
"Subject: NEWS LEAD: PROTECTING THEIR OWN: Albany Co. D.A. Soares' absence from yesterday's hearing -- and the Commission's failure to pursue lines of questioning related to his nonfeasance with respect to Board of Elections' referrals"

CJA's October 29, 2013 e-mail to Albany Times Union Bureau Chief Casey Seiler --
"Subject: Why has my thrice-submitted comment to 'Hevesi's letter sent to cuomo's commissioners' (10/28/13, Capitol Confidential) not been posted?

CJA's November 14, 2013 e-mail to Daily News Reporter Ken Lovett --
"Subject: Conflict of Interest: Your Important August 5th Article -- & the Oct. 28th hearing of the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's November 19, 2013 e-mail to Daily News Reporter Ken Lovett --
"Subject: Do You Want the Lead?  Follow up to your important August 5th Article -- & the Oct. 28th hearing of the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's November 19, 2013 e-mail to Steve Flamisch --
"Subject: DA Soares absent from two hearings -- at which his handling of State Board of Elections criminal referrals should have been examined -- but was not"

CJA's December 2, 2013 e-mail to David Lombardo --
"Subject; TAKING THE LEAD: Championing Good Government by Building NYS Investigative Journalism"


Dec. 5, 2013:
"Two former newspaper reporters take to the air
",
Capitol Confidential, Jordan Carleo-Evangelist

CJA's December 2, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: Big Day for NYS Governance: Where are the Scholars to Provide Expert Opinions?"

CJA's December 8, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: NEWS TIP on the 'Moreland' Commission's Dec 2 report, fn. 330, & the Gov's Dec 4 interview on Capitol Pressroom"

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A study in contrasts:

May 6, 2013:
"NYPIRG's Mahoney: Senate Hearing on NYC Campaign Financing a 'Kangaroo Court'",
Gotham Gazette, David Howard King

May 7, 2013:
"Voters of campaign public financing say they were shut out of hearing in Albany",
Syracuse.com, Teri Weaver


May 7, 2013:
"Public Hearing in Albany is Held Without the Public",
New York Times, Thomas Kaplan, Jesse McKinley

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Capitol Pressroom  
www.wcny.org/radio/capitolpressroom

CJA's July 23, 2013 e-mail to Curtis Schick, Susan Arbetter/WCNY.ORG -- "Subject: NEWS LEAD: 'Public Trust Act' -- NEVER introduced by Legislature, No Senate or Assembly Sponsors, No Senate or Assembly Bill Numbers"

CJA's July 26, 2013 e-mail to Schick & Arbetter/WCNY.ORG -- "Subject: FOLLOW-UP: NEWS LEAD: 'Public Trust Act' -- NEVER introduced by Legislature, No Senate or Assembly Sponsors, No Senate or Assembly Bill Numbers"

Susan Arbetter's July 26, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject:  reply"

CJA's July 26, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: Apologies..."

Susan Arbetter's July 26, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: RE: Apologies"

CJA's July 26, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: Bless You..."

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Senator Ruben Diaz' e-mail blasts:
"What You Should Know"

7/24/13:  "The Hypocrisy of Some State Senators" & video

8/5/13:  "Who Will Investigate the Accusers?'"

8/12/13: "If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck
and walks like a duck -- then it is probably a duck
"

12/30/13: "Ken Lovett, Your Article in Yesterday's News.  Actually, it is News from 2009"

 

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November 1, 2013
"
The Fall of the Wall?",
New York Times (Joe Nocera)

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CJA's People's Campaign
to Hold the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption True
to its Name & Announced Purpose

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