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July 5, 2006

Columnist Louis resorts to name-calling, still bypasses facts

Atlantic Yards Report

OTPress.jpg Norman Oder addresses Daily News columnist Errol Louis's charges of "Swift Boating" the Atlantic Yards proposal, which appeared in Louis's monthly column in Our Time Press:

In his latest Commerce and Community column, in the 7/1/06 issue of the Bed-Stuy-based Our Time Press, Errol Louis devotes the longest segment to an attack on me. Given that Louis doesn't respond to the errors I've found in his and others' writings, it's a journalistic version of an old lawyer joke: "When the law is against you, argue the facts. When the facts are against you, argue the law. When both are against you, call the other lawyer names."

Louis has coined "Mad Overkiller" to describe Oder, an eerie reference to use just after a short item about a real killer. And he still hasn't debated Oder on his facts.


NoLandGrab: Louis claims Oder's cross-references create a "hall of mirrors," but try this one on for size: Oder analyzes Louis's complaints of Oder's analysis of the mainstream media coverage, to which Louis belongs. (Did we forget anything?)

Seriously folks, if Forest City Ratner put the facts on the table, that would shut up Stormin' Norman Oder, who could go back to his regularly scheduled life.

Posted by lumi at July 5, 2006 7:34 AM