The DVD 911: Press for Truth arrived last week -- to show at local venues in coming weeks and months . . . at places like Big Muddy Independent Media Center, the Interfaith Center, the Unitarian Fellowship, and other churches; at the Public Library, perhaps, and the Student Center, or the Civic Center.
Meanwhile in the local blogosphere Peter the Great continues to tear SIUC 'a new one' in his C'dale Business & SIUC blog. His saga of involvement with the Electrical Engineering Department is worth reading because it reveals Peter's bull-by-the-horns style for making use of time. But his latest post this morning rags on Chancellor Walter V. Wendler's plans and performance once again, so it seems like the news service should exercise its PR function and post corrections to Peter's errors, where appropriate.
I haven't heard from Chancellor Wendler about Peter's challenge to me. So, it's doubtful he will answer the blogosphere on that subject (a personnel matter). Would you? The person WVW allegedly wronged should speak to him one-on-one (not publicly, thru a blog). The aggrieved faculty member should go through the three-step process: one-on-one, small group; then public. An extension of the 'golden rule' says Wendler. (Sidenote: Walter signed Green Party candidate Richard Whitney's petition to run for governor, and President Poshard got called on it by the Blagojeviches. Good for Walter!)
Walter also inked a deal with the Saluki Club of America to promote the breed over the weekend, before the football game vs. Western Illinois at McAndrew Stadium.
I wonder if Walter will sign a petition for a new investigation into the events leading up to 9/11 -- which is the ultimate goal of the documentary 9/11 Press for Truth.
Speaking of investigations, the three-panel committee should have completed its investigation of the Chancellor's alleged plagiarism by now. I fear they found some other boilerplate language borrowed by him from a source that he himself did not compose. But since the document was the joint effort of 258 people, it shouldn't matter. It was only vindictiveness that made it public in the first place.
I wonder if the market deal between SIUC and the Saluki Club of America prohibits the use of that name for political purposes, as in "The Truthy Salukis."
The next post to this blog will tell the time and place where the documentary 9/11 Press for Truth will be shown.