Skip to comments.Gannett requested to investigate ethics of anti-gun personnel
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."
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Wow. Talk about an EGO. Just give us the plain news and we'll all be better off.
It should be ‘to effect change’.
Maybe time to boycott Gannet... and their advertisers.... that is how we the people “affect change for the good”..
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
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.
Wonder if Babs or Chris own a gun?
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.
That would be “Barbara W. Wall (at 703-854-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org).”
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
The Des Moines Register
P.O. Box 957
Des Moines, IA 50306-0957
The Des Moines Register
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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.
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.
Unlike the other, that usage is correct.
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.
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.
Hope someone can take a screen-shot of their website. I am on a mobile device right now.
affect is the correct term
Isn’t the New York paper that published the interactive map of gun owners also a Ganett paper? Doesn’t that show a pattern
Sorry, you are most certainly right.
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.
I’m as illiterate as they are. (grumble mumble; heading back to the dictionary....)
It is a common error. Hey, at least you didn’t call them “loosers”!
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.”
Thanks for the Mencken and my best to you, TZ.
“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.