By Steve Bagwell • Managing Editor • 

Down sees opportunity in museum

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You didn't even interview either my dad or Peterson for either of the other articles, yet seem to have given Mr. Down full reign over his side of the issue. These articles are so plugged full of inaccuracies and misleading wording I don't know where to start. Do you even understand basic journalistic ethics?


We did not interview Steve Down either. We compiled all three profiles from the public record. The treatment was 100 percent equal.
In the profiles, we included lots of comments from previous interviews, court filings and such from the record, allowing each of the subjects to make his case on key issues.
You will find lots of quotes from your dad in the profile we did on him. He got his say at all key junctures.
Steve Bagwell, Managing Editor


The information in these articles is misleading at best and outright false at worst. Jeb's previous editorial explicitly stated that Mr. Down sat down for an interview with editorial staff. As far as I can tell there was no real reason to even publish these articles except to slander my father and Mr. Peterson and raise Down up on a pedestal.

I also found it amusing that you equated a Ponzi scheme with a Pyramid scheme in this article. A simple google search could have come up with the different definitions for those two totally different fraud schemes, which tells me that your paper did not even go as far as to do that. The newspaper continues to lose credibility when they print hitpieces like these.

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