WOIO Investigation – in search of their own integrity.

WOIO 19 is having a bed few weeks.
First, they butchered a story and used photos of which the photographer explicitly denied the use. (see TMC News for his first-hand account)
And now this.
Ed Gallek at WOIO news must’ve been having a slow night. He was videotaping everybody who attended a recent Democratic fundraiser, doing a background check on each attendant hoping for a story. Either that, or he was tailing an ex-con (although there is no record of him in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Offender Database), maybe trying to score himself some crack. 
Doesn’t really matter.
The man’s name is Ray Sadik(sp?). Or I think that’s his name, because they never bothered to print it anywhere.
Ray’s girlfriend, a local business owner, was invited (‘plus guest’) to the Democratic fundraiser, and she brought Ray. Contrary to RaB’s ignorant post, nobody ever claimed that Ray was directly invited. Helpful guy that I am, I would like to inform RaB of their surely unintentional misprint. But I can’t. They won’t take any posts from me. Or anyone else who might correct them.
Anyway, I digress.
By the time Ray and his unnamed girlfriend arrived, Ted Strickland had already gone. They donated no money, and caused no disturbance.
Maybe it was the crack, or maybe his bloated ego, but Ed felt that he had a story. So he confronted Ray, and asked him about the evening.
Ray politely answered every question.
I’ll repeat that for any GOP office holders who read this (take notes):
Ray politely answered every question.
He didn’t run away, attack the credibility of the reporter, shout obscenities….
He explained how his girlfriend was invited, how Strickland wasn’t there, that they didn’t donate any money, and he even owned up to his felony convictions.
Even when Ed insinuated that their attendance must have something to do with a beleaguered nightclub project his girlfriend was involved in, he politely explained that there was no foundation to that claim.
In response, Ed Gallek concluded the piece with a condescending “Well, whatever the reason…”
Don’t believe me?
Feel the same? Let him know.

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