According to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists says a journalist should:
– Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.
– Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources.
– Consider sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Explain why anonymity was granted.
So here I stand, with a story to tell. The subject of the story is free to respond in this forum (subject as always to moderation) or another of his choosing.
The information is true. It is verified. It is multiply sourced. When I got the information, I thought the poodle was setting me up. So I bided my time. Slowly and carefully I sought more information.
I promised anonymity to a source whose kids I threatened to have taken away. Got what I needed.
A third source gave up the goods without any threats whatsoever. Charm.
So I’m good to go.
It’s not like this information is protected or controversial in any way. These are simple facts that are neither harmful not troublesome. And I find them newsworthy.
So let’s talk about the exciting world of life insurance.
There are two beneficiaries who will receive, or already have received portions of the death benefit from Gail Schmalfeldt’s policy.
One is her son. The other was her “soulmate.”
This massive policy, which the “soulmate” had pledged to use toward his lawsuit and to “get” me, turns out to split up into two equal four digit totals, unless you count the numbers after the decimal.
That’s right. The policy was worth less than $20,000. It was also worth less than $15,000.01. However, it was worth more than $14,999.99.
The son, obviously with prospects, received a lesser two shares. The soulmate, with nothing to live for but vengeance, receives a larger three shares. Enough to increase comfort, to allow it to captain its own ship ⛵️, to chart its own course 💨⚡️💦🌊, to be its own Cabin Boy 😂, but nowhere near enough to entice a serious attorney to pick up this turd and take it before the bench.
The soulmate knows these facts are undeniable. The soulmate will deny them anyway. The soulmate cannot countenance the notion that
There’s a yappy poodle under the TK porch.