Councilor Cosentino wrote in to us the other day to complain that he had been misquoted in our post on “Rich Rising’s Rising Riches.” First of all, Cosentino was never quoted. We opted, instead, to paraphrase what he had said, to give our readers the gist of his position on the Rising raise. Second of all, Cosentino never told us what he did say. If we had made an error, we would have gladly corrected it. Let’s take a closer look and see if our fact-based point of view is, in fact, fact based.
Here is what we wrote in the post:
"Cass continued to spread fiction in the City, with a letter to the editor indicating that the evaluation had been completed. Even the Finger Lakes Times, that usually bends over backwards to give Cass the benefit of the doubt, wrote an editorial about the problems with the vote. Councilor Cosentino confirmed it in his own letter to the editor. He stated that Rising’s evaluation hadn’t been completed, but that he didn’t care because everyone knows what a great job the Manager does. We think that’s debatable..."
Here is Cosentino's comment (which appears after the post):
"Have some integrity and try to make your point w/out lying!!!!"
Now here are the documents: Cosentino's comments about Rising's raise.
Please take a look. Cosentino, somebody, show us the lie.
Thursday, September 20
Posted by Capraro and Augustine at 10:26 PM