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Gannett requested to investigate ethics of anti-gun personnel
Examiner ^ | 1/2/13 | David codrea

Posted on 01/03/2013 8:57:48 AM PST by Nachum

A request to investigate violations is being filed this morning with the Chief Ethics Officer of Gannet, the media giant that owns The Journal News, which published gun permit holders' names and addresses, and the Des Moines Register, which published Donald Kaul's call for gun owners to be killed.

Gannett's Ethics Policy is unequivocally stated:

“To affect change for the good in the communities we serve, to make life better for the people who trust us to know them and do right by them.”

"Every day, all of us at Gannett are given the rare and sacred opportunity to affect change for the good in the communities we serve, to make life better for the people who trust us to know them and do right by them," Gannett CEO and President Gracia C. Martore claims in her policy introduction. "We have this opportunity because people trust the integrity of our actions and know we have the courage and conviction to do what must be done. We know that this trust is earned every day."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antigun; banglist; gannett; guncontrol; investigate; requested; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/03/2013 8:57:52 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Every day, all of us at Gannett are given the rare and sacred opportunity to affect change for the good in the communities we serve, to make life better for the people who trust us to know them and do right by them

Wow. Talk about an EGO. Just give us the plain news and we'll all be better off.

2 posted on 01/03/2013 9:03:23 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Nachum

It should be ‘to effect change’.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 9:06:05 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum; All
LL!
they have never (in recent memory) ever criticized 0'ButtCrack & only published vile accusations about Conservatives..
...and NOW they protest; they're being Fair????

4 posted on 01/03/2013 9:07:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Nachum

Maybe time to boycott Gannet... and their advertisers.... that is how we the people “affect change for the good”..


5 posted on 01/03/2013 9:11:18 AM PST by vet7279
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To: Nachum

Just a quick search seems to indicate the person to contact is:
Barbara W. Wall
Wall earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. She and her husband Chris have two children, a son, Read, and a daughter, Louisa. Their hobbies include hiking and last year they all climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Barbara can be reached at 703-854-6951 according to zoominfo.com
I am sure some other enterprising person will have the address and picture of her home


6 posted on 01/03/2013 9:12:45 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Nachum
Yes!

Let's shift our scorn from the Donald Kaul peons of the world to the publishers, owners, investors, editors, and journalists who publish their lies and advocacies for violence and tyranny.

Compare:

To:


7 posted on 01/03/2013 9:13:20 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Gadsden1st

Wonder if Babs or Chris own a gun?


8 posted on 01/03/2013 9:14:55 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Nachum
sacred opportunity to affect change for the good in the communities we serve

Shouldn't that be effect instead of affect?

I find it interesting that they believe that their goal is "change" rather than providing unbaised information so that a well informed electorate can make the decisions.

9 posted on 01/03/2013 9:16:15 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Nachum

That would be “Barbara W. Wall (at 703-854-6000 or bwall@gannett.com).”

The Des Moines Register is a Gannett paper.

Customer Service: (877) 424-0225
Local: (515) 284-8000
Iowa: (800) 532-1455
Outside Iowa: (800) 247-5346

Mailing address
The Des Moines Register
P.O. Box 957
Des Moines, IA 50306-0957

Street address
The Des Moines Register
715 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


10 posted on 01/03/2013 9:17:26 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: oldbrowser; F15Eagle
"Affect" isn't a typo on the Examiner website. That's how it appears in Gannett Ethics Policy

The policy also states:

In addition, directors and employees of the Company should inform senior management if they learn that information in any such filing or communication was untrue or misleading at the time such filing or communication was made or if they have information that would affect any such filings or communications to be made in the future.

11 posted on 01/03/2013 9:30:23 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: F15Eagle

Maybe not! Maybe they want to “affect” change since they are incapable of “effecting” change. For example, someone “effects” change by advocating for a Voter ID law and thus providing a forum for discuaaion. This rag “affects” change by demonizing the advocates and pointing out how racist the Voter ID law is and thus corrupting the whole process.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 9:32:06 AM PST by Poseidon
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To: Scoutmaster

Unlike the other, that usage is correct.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 9:36:02 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum
From the Register website "Comments" section:
Guidelines: You share in the desmoinesregister.com community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent.
Apparently commenters have to be "civil", but writers are free to advocate violent murder.

Recall the outrage when James Byrd was dragged to death. The Editor of the Register apparently has no problem with it here.

14 posted on 01/03/2013 9:38:46 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: F15Eagle

Exactly. They can’t even get their own statement correct. And this is new that’s fit to print?? My English teacher grandmother must be spinning. ugh.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 9:56:38 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

Hope someone can take a screen-shot of their website. I am on a mobile device right now.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 10:05:26 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

affect is the correct term


17 posted on 01/03/2013 10:07:37 AM PST by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t the New York paper that published the interactive map of gun owners also a Ganett paper? Doesn’t that show a pattern


18 posted on 01/03/2013 11:01:32 AM PST by airedale
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To: F15Eagle

Sorry, you are most certainly right.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:22:39 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: F15Eagle
Actually, it should be both: "affect the changes we're helping to effect."

They want to help effect change; and they want to have their agenda have an affect on the direction of the change effected.

Reminds me of a passage from Canticle for Leibowitz: the prideful cat that studied ornithology, when only called to be an ornithophage: Gannet is only called to report the news, but pridefully tries to shape and exploit the news.

20 posted on 01/03/2013 2:05:53 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch; F15Eagle

I’m as illiterate as they are. (grumble mumble; heading back to the dictionary....)


21 posted on 01/03/2013 2:12:01 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: F15Eagle
Yeah, that kinda popped out at me too. And these idiots write for a living.
22 posted on 01/03/2013 2:14:36 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

It is a common error. Hey, at least you didn’t call them “loosers”!


23 posted on 01/03/2013 2:18:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Scoutmaster

In 1941, H.L. Mencken, himself a newspaperman most of his life, wrote:
“To the best of my knowledge and belief, the average American newspaper, even of the so-called better sort, is not only quite as bad as Upton Sinclair says it is, but 10 times worse – 10 times as ignorant, 10 times as unfair and tyrannical, 10 times as complaisant and pusillanimous, and 10 times as devious, hypocritical, disingenuous, deceitful, pharisaical, Pecksniffian, fraudulent, slippery, unscrupulous, perfidious, lewd and dishonest.”


24 posted on 01/03/2013 2:20:45 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
Marvelous quote!

Thanks for the Mencken and my best to you, TZ.

25 posted on 01/03/2013 2:34:31 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“to effect change” would be to bring about change where there was none. “to affect change” would be to cause a difference, or alteration in change that was already occuring. I assume they meant the former.


26 posted on 01/03/2013 2:53:51 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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