Sunday, June 11, 2006

Louis DeNaples talks with the Scranton Times

The Scranton Times published Sunday a huge package about Louis DeNaples, the "Dunmore businessman" who is reputed to be the man behind the man when it comes to everything in northeastern Pennsylvania. DeNaples is trying to get a slots license, so it's now in his interest to talk with the press about how clean he is. Tough journalism or puff piece? Read the stories and discuss.

5 comments:

James Crapper said...

They went easy on the big guy. not surprising since they've been afraid to dig for the truth about Big Louie for many years.

mike mccorbett said...

Yeah, and we all know when crapper criticizes the media folks, it should be considered Gospel!

James Crapper said...

screw you mccorbett. i bet you work for the scranton papers.

Anonymous said...

This is certainly thoughtful discourse.

Anonymous said...

I thought the DeNaples stories were just OK -- barely. There's a difference between a story -mentioning- something and -addressing- something. The story mentioned Uncle Louie's criminal record, his alleged organized crime ties, and Theta Land Corp. However, the story did not address any of the above in s substantive manner.

There was a sidebar about Uncle Louie's fraud no contest plea, but the story conveniently did not explore the crime or it circumstances. It just quoted Louie saying he pleaded because he couldn't afford a lawyer. And a too-perfect line from the prosecutor, who now sings Louie's praises.

It was a canonization piece.