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What did David Scribner do to warrant being asked by The Berkshire Eagle's management to resign, especially after having been The Eagle editor for so many years?
No one wants to answer the question.
Even Dan Valenti won't talk about it on PlanetValenti.
So just what is the big mystery?
Why doesn't David Scribner make public the reasons he was asked to quit The Berkshire Eagle?
'Scribby' is now editor at the Berkshire Record newspaper in Great Barrington.
Don't forget, he was also playing around in the Jaccuzzi.
This is Pittsfield, if a cop having sex with a rape victim whose case he's also handling isn't grounds for termination, why would sex between fellow employees at The Berkshire Eagle ever be grounds for anything but a good horse laugh?
Nah, something else had to have been the impetus for David Scribner's getting canned by his Eagle bosses.
It's very telling that NO ONE from The Eagle nor on 'Scribby's' side will even discuss this matter.
Now why hasn't the self-righteous Clarence Fanto ever reported on this?
So much for transparency from The Eagle.
The Eagle is "Tanking" one day at a time!
"Scribner's 'Red Crow' news blog joins Berkshire County online community"
By Bill Densmore
June 07, 2011
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.-- There's a new source of news about to debut in southern Berkshire County with an eclectic -- but perhaps appropriate -- name.
"Red Crow News" is the creation of one of the region's long-time editors, David Scribner, and two co-writers, Scribner confirmed on Tuesday. Scribner is a former editor of The Berkshire Eagle and current news editor of the weekly Berkshire Record. He also writes frequently for the monthly Hill Country Observer.
A Pittsfield resident, Scribner has also edited the Bennington Banner. For several years, he has been exploring options for web-based news gathering and fine writing. At one point Scribner and the writer of this post proposed "Newscafes" -- a non-profit project to bring community journalism, coffee shops, museums and libraries together.
Although "Red Crow News" has not been formally announced, said Scribner, the website is now public and already has some stories and commentary on it.
"We take our inspiration from the Red Crow, endangered, eccentric, rarely seen," says an explanation on the website. "But known throughout the world of wild life as a truthteller, soulseeing, royal pain in the ass. Darwin couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the Red Crow; and so doubting his vision, he refused to tell others. But we believe the Red Crow is ever-present, everywhere."
Among stories already posted are a series about General Electric Co., and the longterm strategies for cleanup of the PCBs from the Housatonic River.
"Red Crow News" takes its place alongside another web-based news-and-arts service piloted by another former Berkshire Eagle writer, Seth Rogovoy. Rogovoy, most recently editor of Berkshire Living magazine, does a daily rewrite of key national, regional and local stories -- and sometimes some original writing, as BerkshireDaily, an email news letter. He also updates a website: http://rogovoyreport.com .
It sure would be nice to know why The Berkshire Eagle canned Mr. Scribner?
It's got to be pretty grim when the bottom of the barrel ejects its dregs.
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