Post-election defeat, perhaps Mr. Alvord is interviewing for a job with the Bee?
Unless you have been living under a rock in the Sacramento-Area political scene, you know that Scott Alvord filed a lawsuit against Matt Oliver and me. The Sacramento Bee did their duty and reported on it multiple times.
As of today, 12-18-2022, your intrepid blogger has yet to see a process server. So, while the Placer County Court has some reference to a lawsuit, it is not real because neither myself nor Mr. Oliver has been served the lawsuit filing. You could never tell from reading the Bee.
The Sacramento Bee has been played and used by a small-time local politician. Worse, this happened during an election where the Bee accused your intrepid blogger of lying when I did not.
Did the Sacramento Bee do this on purpose? Ask Hannah Holzer, their attack dog reporter with a history of unvetted hit pieces on local electeds in Placer County:
While Holzer references an article in the local joke of a media group in Placer, the Bee added their first story the next day. Also, note her comments.
Professional Journalists do not cover lawsuits until the outcome. There is a reason why. Legal briefs in lawsuits may have little veracity and are always one-sided. (something the Bee relates to well) Further, lawsuit filings are known for slipshod facts, unproven allegations, and hyperbole. A journalist knows this; this is why repeating unproven allegations is unprofessional and even a breach of journalistic ethics.
This is a warning from your intrepid blogger. If you are in office or are active in the political scene, Look at the tweet from Hannah Holzer. This could be you at any time in the future. If you talk to the Bee (or Gold Country Media), you are taking an extreme risk; there is no upside in talking to them, given what they think of us.
Let their assassination of journalistic ethics in the case of your intrepid blogger inform you of what the Sacramento Bee is all about.