Prosecutor, depot manager, "Doe" accuse Statesman of "creative journalism"
by Nicholas Collias
When 2003 Boise mayoral candidate Chuck Winder was the subject of an accusatory phone call placed to voters on the night before the election, local news media-and in particular the Idaho Statesman-jumped to his defense. Now a group of Boiseans, including a former Ada County Prosecutor, a former Boise Depot manager and one of the so-called "John Does" who claims he organized the call, are saying that regardless of how the phone call was delivered, it contained significant truth-and that the Statesman's editorial staff went out of its way to conceal that truth.
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