For a little over four years, CalCoastNews has appealed to a loud bastion of readers who are clamoring for hard justice in the name of “investigative journalism.” It appeared that suddenly there is another local website that investigated their reporting — ours — and we determined their reporting to be fraudulent and deceptive. We questioned something that their readers believe to be a wholly altruistic pursuit for truth. On March 18, CalCoastNews, once again, reaffirmed their conclusions — with a very dark, sadistic twist. . . . → Read More: CalCoastNews and the Wounds That Never Heal
CalCoastNews is a local website that people in San Luis Obispo County are talking about for different reasons. People associate CalCoastNews with investigative journalism. Some believe that they are doing something good by uncovering corruption in a community where there are often a lot of unanswered questions. Readers who support CalCoastNews are satisfied to have their questions answered by a site that rarely goes beyond presenting allegations and anecdotes. When we reported about them, we received an incoherent phone call from the site’s co-founder — who only heard of the articles but didn’t actually read them — and a lengthy, emotional rant from a local radio host who refused to utter our name in a vain attempt to skirt his “equal time” pledge. Why are they so afraid?
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Paso Robles spills wine of discord
Confusion. Corruption. Chaos.
The City of Paso Robles is embroiled in a police department scandal that has rocked the community of just under 30,000 residents. The scandal, which started with accusations of misconduct against former city Police Chief Lisa Solomon, has been a widely discussed and hotly debated topic — and now it has snowballed into fiery hysterics from several sides of the debate.
People should recognize the dangers of getting too involved in the story and losing their perspective — and integrity in the process.
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"SEXTRA, SEXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!"
“An item of interest,” Cal Coast News Senior Correspondent Dan Blackburn wrote to Razor Online on February 2.
Mr. Blackburn provided a link to the News Frontier Database, which is maintained by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), which is affiliated with Columbia University School of Journalism. In CJR’s database, Cal Coast News (CCN) was added as an online news site. A profile was included for the site, which was penned by Chasen Marshall of the CJR. Shortly after the email by Mr. Blackburn was dispatched to me, Cal Coast News published an article claiming that they were “featured” in the database.
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