Confidential to Connelly: Calm Down
Obsessed Stranger reader Joel Connelly reports—again—that Nick Licata’s staff is “a source of leaks to the Stranger.” He continues: “The Capitol Hill weekly went into rapture after Nick assumed the council presidency. An adoring Licata profile appeared, along with paeans to Licata aides, followed by generous praise of his response to the Capitol Hill shootings.”
To set the record straight—again—Licata’s office is no more the source of “leaks” to the Stranger than any other office on the second floor of City Hall. (As the Stranger’s City Hall reporter for the last two years, I oughta know; and Connelly has certainly never asked me who my sources are—or, indeed, ever called me.) Oh, and that “adoring profile” and “paeans to Licata aides” Connelly refers to? As far as I can tell, unless they ran somewhere other than the news section, they’re just as fictional as all those “leaks” from Licata’s office.