After All These Years  | American Journalism Review
 AJR  The Beat
From AJR,   April 1999

After All These Years    

Seven years after she sued for libel, former Rep. Mary Rose Oakar and Cleveland’s Plain Dealer finally reach a settlement.

By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      


Seven years after she sued for libel, former Rep. Mary Rose Oakar and Cleveland's Plain Dealer finally reach a settlement. In a terse joint statement published on the paper's Metro front, the Plain Dealer acknowledged that the eight-term Ohio Democrat "was rightfully upset that erroneous information" about her had been printed. No terms of the settlement were disclosed. The suit arose from a series of April 1992 articles alleging that Oakar was forced to resign from a congressional task force investigating wrongdoing at the House post office. The first was a front-page story, dated April 3, 1992, based on confidential sources. It said the congresswoman "had placed two 'ghost employees' on the House post office payroll." Oakar dismissed the accusation as "absolutely not true," and a report issued by the task force that July cleared her. Oakar, who hosts programs on aging and public affairs for Cleveland's WERE-AM, calls the settlement "a bittersweet victory." Plain Dealer Editor David Hall says the joint statement "was not a retraction; it was what it was." He adds, "Mary Rose Oakar is not worth my time to talk about."

###

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

In the Astronomy rolex replica uk face, you can cycle assiduously or backwards in time, and watch angelic altar change their position. That accurate face aswell lets you accept whether you’re searching at the Earth (which will about-face already a day and appearance you what allotment of the Earth is in daylight) the Moon (ditto) or the positions of all the planets – just one of the abounding surprises rolex replica uk’s hidden in the Apple Watch. The ancillary button is added specific: a individual columnist will yield you to a card assuming your admired contacts, while a bifold columnist calls up Apple Pay; captivation it down brings up options to shut down, go into Ability Reserve approach (a low ability approach that shows alone the time) or lock the uk replica watches. I had no issues at all with array life, and usually begin myself with at atomic 20-30 percent array activity at the end of any accustomed day.