Thanks to The World editorial board for your July 18 editorial support of reporter Chelsea Davis.
Apparently unable to mount a successful argument against the content of published articles regarding the Coos Bay schools turmoil and the schools’ superintendent, the alleged husband of Coos Bay Schools Superintendent Granger crudely publicly attacks the messenger, not the message. According to the editorial, Mr. Granger wrote that, in addition to reporter Davis being a moron and a hack, he suggests that the reporter’s personal life is lacking. The World has publicly confronted and responded to Mr. Granger.
Tax paying Coos Bay citizens should be furious reading crap like that stated to have originated with the husband of our embattled schools superintendent. Publicly posted notice to the people of this planet that reporter Davis “hasn’t been laid in a few years” and suggesting that being the cause for her less than acceptable (to Mr. Granger) reporting / writing skills is direct from the gutter. It is clear that Granger’s message was intended as a personal attack on Ms. Davis character and was a not so veiled threat to Ms. Davis and intended to embarrass her. It appears that the man has not learned that you don’t pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
How would you react if reporter Davis was your daughter; a recent college graduate with an entry level job; half a continent from home; just starting life’s journey; and she encountered the assault of an apparent frustrated male twice her age?
Mrs. Granger desires to be our public employee. Constructive criticism of her job performance by those paying her salary is appropriate. There was a terrific opportunity for a rapid response to the editorial by Mrs. Granger to show her character and distance herself from the abusive comments of her alleged husband. Apparently, she chose silence. And, she may be correct - a good time to keep your mouth closed is when you are in deep water. This matter has been a test of the character of the schools superintendent and her reaction to the conduct of her husband will help determine if she should remain our employee. Mrs. Granger’s letter of embarrassment by the acts of her husband and detailed apology to Ms. Davis published in this newspaper is overdue. What say you Superintendent Granger?