Plain Dealer Probes Missing Clues, Then Misses Some More

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As Cuyahoga County’s longtime network of corruption gives way in January to an innovative new network of corruption, The Plain Dealer paused for reflection recently on the scope of its coverage before and during the federal probe of Jimmy Dimora, Frank Russo, and pals.

Ombudsman Ted Diadiun explained how now-departed Editor Susan Goldberg dispatched him to shake the cubicles in search of opinions from writers and editors past and present. And exactly how did The PD overlook years of systemic corruption perpetrated by the figures it covered on a daily basis? Diadiun’s exclusive answer: We dunno, but we’re pretty sure it’s not our fault.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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