We have been asking questions about the matter of Curt Loupe, but nobody is saying anything. As you know, the state public records law does not require the government to hand over records of the sort we would need, and so we have to rely for the moment on what people tell us.
Thus, we don’t know anything SUBSTANTIVE beyond what we’ve published. We’d rather not waste people’s time rehashing what we’ve already reported.
It gets under my skin when you say “The Mercury hasn’t written anything on this because: 1. It’s lazy, or 2. It doesn’t want to ruffle feathers, or 3. It’s friends with so-and-so,” or whatever.
Look, we’re human, we’re subject to making mistakes. But if you really think about it, we have the strongest possible motive in the world to do a good job of reporting on stuff like this: Our business depends on it. So if you think we’re missing a story, how about giving me a call, or sending me an e-mail, or doing the same for one of our reporters or editors?