Not much has changed in Pima County…. and for Nintzel? The obsession seems to only intensify….
“Innuendo, Plagiarism, Fabrication, Gossip And General Bullshit” In Pima County
BY: ALBERT VETERE LANNON NOVEMBER 7, 2016
The above quote is from Tucson Weekly political writer Jim Nintzel describing the Arizona Daily Independent’s reporting in his “The Skinny” column of November 3. His article is yet another attack on Supervisor Ally Miller, and on Kim DeMarco, District 3 challenger to Supervisor Sharon Bronson. While this reporter is okay with reporters having opinions and expressing them – I do it myself – it crosses an ethical line when done at the behest of political cronies trying to influence an election to oust one of their employers, an elected supervisor.
Consider this December 5, 2015, email from Pima County Communications Director Mark Evans to County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry about Miller’s opposition to paying hundreds of thousands more for a property purchase than an independent appraisal showed it was worth:
“I’ve held off posting replies on Miller’s Facebook page until this page was ready to go. Want to hit her with both at the same time since it’s sure to cause a reaction. (BTW, I told McNamara what we’re up to and he thinks it’s a story. So does Nintzel.)”
Huckelberry said, “Proceed.”
Editor’s Note: On July 3, 2018 the ADI’s Loretta Hunnicutt became a part-time employee in Supervisor Ally Miller’s office.