Poor Reporting Continues in the Cal Aggie

Last weekend we reported on an op-ed in the California Aggie criticizing Congressional Candidates Charlie Brown and Jerry McNerney, it was an article long on opinion, but that played fast and loose with the facts.

Yesterday an article appeared on Target, again it is full of inaccuracies and unchecked quotes.

For instance, Saylor is quote as saying: “The Target is projected to generate between $750,000 and $1 million in annual sales tax.”

In fact, the City projects between $500,000 and $600,000 in tax revenues, and some have criticized those projections as being overly optimistic. The writer should check quoted facts before reporting them as fact.

The writer further mentioned “nearly $300 million in one-time payments that the city will receive if the store is built.” The actual number is $3 million. It has since been changed on the website, but the print edition went out with the inaccurate figure.

It is one thing for us to disagree with the editor of the Aggie politically, but efforts need to be made to report things accurately.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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  • David Greenwald

    Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. The Yes on K faction on the UCD campus tried to ramrod a resolution through the student senate, on Thursday 11/23, that would endorse Target. The UCD student senate refused to endorse this resolution.

  2. The Yes on K faction on the UCD campus tried to ramrod a resolution through the student senate, on Thursday 11/23, that would endorse Target. The UCD student senate refused to endorse this resolution.

  3. The Yes on K faction on the UCD campus tried to ramrod a resolution through the student senate, on Thursday 11/23, that would endorse Target. The UCD student senate refused to endorse this resolution.

  4. The Yes on K faction on the UCD campus tried to ramrod a resolution through the student senate, on Thursday 11/23, that would endorse Target. The UCD student senate refused to endorse this resolution.

  5. I was waiting to see if something came of that. Last spring, the ASUCD had an emergency meeting and endorsed a civillian review board for the Davis police. And then Rob Roy on May 2, came to city council and presented it to the council the same night they approved the ombudsman. And Don Saylor was furious that they would make such a decision on an emergency basis. He vehemently complained that there was no notice and pointed out of if the council had done that they’d be criticized. Here’s the link to that video clip:

    http://davisvanguard.blogspot.com/2006/10/saylor-attacked-asucd-back-in-may.html

    It would have been very interesting to see how he would have responded to this–well not so interesting because he wouldn’t have responded.

  6. I was waiting to see if something came of that. Last spring, the ASUCD had an emergency meeting and endorsed a civillian review board for the Davis police. And then Rob Roy on May 2, came to city council and presented it to the council the same night they approved the ombudsman. And Don Saylor was furious that they would make such a decision on an emergency basis. He vehemently complained that there was no notice and pointed out of if the council had done that they’d be criticized. Here’s the link to that video clip:

    http://davisvanguard.blogspot.com/2006/10/saylor-attacked-asucd-back-in-may.html

    It would have been very interesting to see how he would have responded to this–well not so interesting because he wouldn’t have responded.

  7. I was waiting to see if something came of that. Last spring, the ASUCD had an emergency meeting and endorsed a civillian review board for the Davis police. And then Rob Roy on May 2, came to city council and presented it to the council the same night they approved the ombudsman. And Don Saylor was furious that they would make such a decision on an emergency basis. He vehemently complained that there was no notice and pointed out of if the council had done that they’d be criticized. Here’s the link to that video clip:

    http://davisvanguard.blogspot.com/2006/10/saylor-attacked-asucd-back-in-may.html

    It would have been very interesting to see how he would have responded to this–well not so interesting because he wouldn’t have responded.

  8. I was waiting to see if something came of that. Last spring, the ASUCD had an emergency meeting and endorsed a civillian review board for the Davis police. And then Rob Roy on May 2, came to city council and presented it to the council the same night they approved the ombudsman. And Don Saylor was furious that they would make such a decision on an emergency basis. He vehemently complained that there was no notice and pointed out of if the council had done that they’d be criticized. Here’s the link to that video clip:

    http://davisvanguard.blogspot.com/2006/10/saylor-attacked-asucd-back-in-may.html

    It would have been very interesting to see how he would have responded to this–well not so interesting because he wouldn’t have responded.

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