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Letter: Filling the gaps with innuendo
Re. “Floresville scrambles to plug security holes,” Jan. 29
I found this article an interesting piece of “investigative” reporting. However, all it does is raise questions and provides no answers.
Mr. Gibbs rehashes a previous concern about “allegations of an information leak” at City Hall. Who made such allegations? What was the information “leak” -- the conditions under which Mr. Miller resigned or simply that he resigned? Why is the mention of the resignation letter in a Facebook page “shortly after (my emphasis) it was received” by the intended recipients considered a result of a “leak”? I would think that such a letter of resignation becomes public information once it’s received if not before. In the sense that you’re using the word “leak,” it connotes an infraction or violation (in essence, a wrongdoing). Just what was violated -- a protocol, rule, law, or other ban on how information is to be released? A breach of etiquette, maybe (tongue in cheek)?
Just what was so significant about this incident to compel the Wilson County News to go the lengths it has to “get to the bottom of the leak”? As a citizen, I am concerned about the slew of impositions placed on the city to accommodate what appears to be an unfounded suspicion. An example of the apparent excess is the “387 pages of email messages ... none of which yielded any clues about the information leak.” Wow! Even if there had been a premature release of the referenced information (which is essentially public information), where is the damage and to whom? It just appears to be much ado about what?
On the contrary, this apparent overreaction tends to unduly smear our public servants. As the saying goes -- “nature hates a vacuum.” Human nature reacts much the same way. We tend to fill in gaps in information provided. The potential problem here is that readers may make bad assumptions, based on innuendo, without the benefit of real information.
By the way, just how does Construction Manager Barrientes’ message “shed light on the break-in”? Also, your word “scrambles” about what the city staff is doing is very unflattering, to say the least.
ALFRED “FRED” Q. GONZALES
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