A long time scribe for the WDT has taken a swipe at his former employer in the comment section of that paper. John Golden was criticizing the coverage of forcible touching allegations made against a teacher at South Lewis Central School.
The defendant had already been tried in the callow and ill-considered journalism of the Johnson Newspapers. Mr. McCall was twice convicted, and his career and civic reputation with impunity destroyed, in the Watertown Daily Times and Lowville Journal & Republican. Those responsible dispensed high-priest justice while dispensing a tedious titillation to readers. Shame be upon them.
__John Golden, Watertown Daily Times staff writer, 1983-2007
Mr. Golden is not one given to intemperate comments, so his remarks struck me as interesting. A local wag once called John the "Hemingway of Watertown". Perhaps Mencken would have been more appropriate and less pretentious.
Watertown Daily Times | South Lewis teacher’s forcible touching charges adjourned with contemplation of dismissal