If the corporate media is circling their wagons to get someone out of Dodge, I tend to smell a stink. Why are they making such a fuss about this, when they failed to even raise an eyebrow over the shooting death of Vernon Allen? When they maintain to this day that Fouad Kaady, who was unarmed and injured at the time that he was gunned down by two police officers, "had it coming"? Why, when Kendra James was murdered by police, did the corporate media protect the killer by hiding his face and reminding us repeatedly that Kendra was "on drugs anyway"? People actually died at the hands of some very bad officers, and not once did the corporate media even so much as suggest that any of them should be removed from their publically supported jobs. So why, now, are they gunning for Foxworth?
I could not hazard a guess. Unless, perhaps, it is because he is Black, and therefore "too uppity" for them? Or maybe he's not cracking enough heads downtown to keep the homeless people off the streets and the anti-war protesters in make-shift concentration camps, the way Kroeker would have done. Perhaps he has not been deferential enough toward certain downtown business interests. I don't know. But, as was the case when they were gunning for Erik Sten (who may need to grow up, but who they went after for the one thing he had right), I am not falling for it. I urge Mayor Potter to stand behind Foxworth, at least unless some much more damning information comes to light. At this point, it looks for all the world like whatever went on between Foxworth and his accuser was between consenting adults. Fuck the Oregonian. Fuck corporate media manipulation. And fuck the bad taste they've had in publishing his intimate conversations all over the place. Chin up, Foxworth.