Somebody sent me an email that began with this interesting phrase:
“Frank, although I have little to no respect for you as a reporter, I would like for you to …”
The note was not signed. It went on to request that I look into an accusation that some public officials were vacationing on the public dime.
When I get such messages, and they are fairly rare, I try to keep my cool and respond to the request as professionally as possible. I tried to respond to this person, but my emails came back as undeliverable.
This person, and anyone else who wants to communicate with a news reporter, might want to consider how motivated the reporter might be after reading something like that.
I am looking into the allegation. I suspect it’s based on partial and inaccurate information.