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Journalistic Integrity of The Post Register Questioned
Tanner Cox: Arrested
There appear to be several backstories to this story:
Idaho Falls beating death: Details on possible motive emerge
BY AUBREY WIEBER
Post Register May 18, 2015
Here is one of them.
In the comments of the reprint of this story on the Idaho Statesman site ...
James Kent wrote:
Well that's finally the most thorough report yet of the incident. But it still omits a key fact that Cox bonded out for $1000 the following Monday without charges for the beating and was on the lam for a week. That's some significant negligence that deserves to be reported upon for public accountability. The Idaho Statesman should know that I made repeated requests to the Post Register as to why they omitted this information and the fact that Cox's mother is a former IFPD employee. They told me that they didn't want to ruin their relationship with their police contacts. When I observed that they were putting their personal relationship with the police over the duty to their readers, the Post Register banned me from their facebook page and deleted my comments. The Statesman might question future reports from the PR and perhaps put their own reporter on the story.
Kevin Wilson wrote on the Post Register Facebook page:
Why then has the Post Register deleted those posts and blocked James Kent from posting on this page?
UPDATE: 1:51 p.m.
James Kent said:
From the Statesman. They posted part of the information and then decided to censor me as well.
Thanks, James. We checked with the newspaper and the court records and I've added a reference to Cox bonding out, as well as his new bond. I've also gotten more information about their reporting so far, and am comfortable with keeping this story on our site.
If you have a concern with the Post Register, I'd ask that you work directly with them. We're not interested in allowing our comments section to help spread unsubstantiated allegations about anyone, regardless of whether they're other media or not, and I'd ask that you not use this page to do that. Until I'm given a better reason to believe that the paper is improperly withholding details, I'm going to hide this post from public view.
Kevin Wilson said:
If Nate Poppino is going to delete every comment that contains "unsubstantiated allegations" then he had better pack a lunch. He's going to be a very busy little worker bee for a very long time.
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