Why Does Chron Ignore What Willie Brown Writes -- In the Chron?
|What'll it take to get Willie Brown quoted in the Chronicle?|
That being said, Brown's column has evolved into something you really can't ignore if you want to exhaustively seek out what's going on in this city. It makes sense: If you want to know where the bodies are buried, best to ask the gravedigger.
And still, awkward situations in which the paper is forced to report upon its own employee -- or not -- do come up. Last summer, Brown sponsored an Assembly bill that would have undone a San Francisco City Attorney's decision and re-routed a $26 million Hetch Hetchy contract into the hands of engineering giant Parsons Corp. The Chron eventually reported on the matter -- and lambasted Brown's bill in an editorial -- but was never able to contact Brown himself. You'd think they'd know how to get a hold of him.
Perhaps they could have sent him a note along with his paycheck.