Congressman Brad Mill (D-Raleigh) appears to have a secret. At least that’s the pattern that is emerging from the recent closed door meetings he’s been having around the state.
First, he invites Guilford County Commissioners and Greensboro City Council members to a “private” meeting with a Treasury Undersecretary in the gate city last week.
Next, he hold a closed door meeting at Raleigh’s Rex Hospital with employees.
Does he not believe in government transparency? What is he afraid to have reported by the press.
Speaking of the press. If you want to know what a real journalist looks like, one who knows how to make a government official squirm, then take a look at the Rhinoceros Times’ Scott Yost. He actually snuck into the Greensboro meeting, much to the chagrin of Miller’s staff and Treasury bureaucrats. Read his story here.
The Greensboro meeting may have violated state open meetings laws if a quorum of commissioners or council members were in attendance. The Miller’s staff and the T-men gave the classic response of “ask the other guy why.”
I have to tell you, Yost’s article is one of the best I have read on investigative journalism in a long time. Enjoy.
Keep up the good work, Yost and keep opening those closed government doors.
When I read the account of the Rex event in the N&O, I was struck by the fact that the paid mouth piece for the hospital was Melody Hunter-Pillion, a former journalist who should know better.
Come out, come out Brad Miller, where ever you are or the Rhino will come find you.