Friday, April 24, 2015
Pam Platt Leaving C-J
Pam Platt will serve her last day as Editorial Director for the Courier-Journal next Friday. Pam recruited me last year to write my column that has appeared every third Wednesday this past year.
I was dubious about writing for the C-J when Pam first called. My politics, after all, are considerably to the right of Pam and the C-J. I didn't think I'd last beyond the first column.
Pam and I met and she assured me that so long as I (1) disclosed conflicts of interest and (2) understood that I would not be the paper's ombudsmen -- that it was not my job to offer constructive criticism of the paper-- then I could write about whatever I wanted, taking any position I wanted.
She honored her word. Even though some of my columns drew progressive outrage, Pam never tried to tone me down. She never changed more than correct a typo.
She was always gracious and accommodating. I am sad that she is leaving and wish her all the best.