published Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Investigation of Be Magazine recommended


by Cliff Hightower

The City Council’s audit committee recommended this morning that Chattanooga’s auditor join it in an investigation of Be Magazine.

The magazine, run by Department of Education, Arts and Culture Administrator Missy Crutchfield and her department spokeswoman Melissa Turner, has been under scrutiny since the pair admitted working on the for-profit publication during city time.

The audit committee did not schedule another meeting to review the findings of the audit.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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skinemaxfan said...

I'm sure Missy Crutchfield is working very hard behind the scenes, using all of her Crutchfield connections, to make this all go away. Anyone who can go from acting in porn to heading the EAC for over $100K per year obviously has serious connections. My bet is that all of this goes away very soon. After all, she's being "bullied", in her view, and did nothing wrong in advertising her for-profit LLC in ads for city services and events. It was all for the children! Quit picking on Missy!

October 7, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

I have heard they are also going to have a special screeing of the soft core porn classic "New York Nights" starring Missy O'Shea

October 7, 2010 at 3:15 p.m.
jpo3136 said...

Y'all have gotten these people in trouble with your imbalanced, and potentially libelous, stories.

Congratulations, not only have you been unprofessional in providing sub-standard intellectual products, but you've also begun to hurt people with your bad judgment.

You could have done a lot better. This is not the first time y'all have unfairly treated a government employee so that you could profit.

I'm reminded of that entire Lee Pitts incident as I look on most of this.

If you're trying to emulate those intellectual circus clowns over at Fox News, please stop. You guys are wrong in what you're doing, and you're not being fair.

For example, in this story, did you mention how it is that this matter came to everyone's attention?

Which means, that story tomorrow needs to include a line about how you focused on the Internet habits of one government official with a name.

That is, you have not been fairly analyzing he habits of local government employees, have you?

If you have, then where are your other reports of other infractions? Are we to believe that only these people with names some folks don't like are somehow the only violators of obscure, petty policies about Internet traffic?

We notice that you have been hunting up information on people's internet usage, yet you have not revealed any raw data or facts.

Quite frankly, I dare your entire staff to double truck spread the printouts and show us what you've got.

I dare you to print this evidence.

I am confident because I suspect, based on the last time y'all claimed one of these "sting" type trends with Lee Pitts, that you have no information of significance.

You are making a mountain out of a molehill; it's going to hurt somebody, wrongly.

You provide enough superfluous facts to encourage people to vilify the government employees that you're reporting on, but you provide very little, to no, information on what they did.

I dare you to print these Internet traffic reports as a whole.

You're witch-hunting these people, I think; and, I really believe it's unlikely, as indicated by the pettiness of your paper's claims against them, that what you're doing is being much better than a tool for some type of political stunt.

Print the evidence you have on all city employees. I doubt you, and I dare you. You don't have anything other than some name calling, and that name calling will now lead to an investigation which will decay the names of people who mean well, and prove little of significance.

Congratulations.

This is called professional failure. Being fair and gentlemanly is what's expected of educated people. Any time you would like to stop one-siding your stories and presenting them with a fair and professional structure, that'd be nice.

You may start with how these government boards have been manipulated by the poor and unfair reporting y'all have done over the last week and a half.

October 7, 2010 at 4:15 p.m.
BernieMacIsBack said...

Now you may think I'm "cwazy", yet here's a thought.

This audit will cost the taxpayers money. CPA's cost almost as much as attorneys per hour, and there are several on the city audit committee.

The audit would not be necessary if Ms. Crutchfield had not exercised such poor judgment.

Mayor Littlefield already stated and admitted she showed poor judgment by working on a personal project on city time, and she admitted that she did work on a personal project on city time.

Richard Beeland said she showed poor judgment.

Heck, America, the whole city council said she showed poor judgment.

So wouldn't the right thing to do "be" hold her accountable for her poor judgment by making her pay for all the auditing expenses the city incurs, because of her poor judgment out of her city salary?

Given that none of this would have happened if it wasn't for Ms. Crutchfield's poor judgment, make her reimburse the city for the full cost of the city audit, any external third party audit, and tack on the hours she and Ms. Turner wasted on city time working on BE magazine too, while your at it.

I mean heck America, she brought this on her own head, with her poor judgment, now she has to do the grown up thing and take the consequences of her actions.

Nessa? Jordan? you payin' attention? Actions and poor judgment have consequences, that's the lesson we want our children to learn from this, right?

October 7, 2010 at 9:58 p.m.
skinemaxfan said...

Why this expository journalism was initiated is beside the point. Missy Crutchfield is a prime target because no one knows what she does for $103K salary. Thats nearly 25% more than the guy that oversees the department that keeps us from burning to death in our homes and businesses.

There is no metric by which to measure a product which doesn't exist or the merit of an official appointed to hunt snipe for a living because her father was an important politician years ago, before he was exposed as the archetypal dirty politician that was.

Thats why she was scrutinized by the press, but what she's been called out for is solely on her:

If her for-profit LLC company had come to make a profit in the coming years, it would have been tied to the promotion done at the taxpayers expense. Whether donated to the city or paid for by tax dollars, the ad space occupied by "Be Magazine" in many advertisements was stolen as was the time in creating content and promoting it in the course of her 'day job'.

She violated protocol in the establishment of this company. She stole from the donors and taxpayers in its promotion. She set up a company for future profits that were not tied to the city's coffers at all, but to her pockets alone.

Missy "O'Shea" Crutchfield is a narcissist skilled only in the "arts" of self promotion. Her sad pornography career failed after a handful of movies and she went back to nursing from the family teat. That served her well until her dad was exposed by the FBI as the lowest form of politician: the bribe taker, or political whore. Now here she is, the recipient of a lofty salary and no raison d'etre.

If the press cant call out such a brazen leach on the city's being, then what are they there for? Really?

October 8, 2010 at 12:05 a.m.
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