On this Memorial Day weekend, let’s check in with two former D Mag staffers who are quoted in the press today. First up is Eric Celeste in the Dallas Morning News:
Watkins spokesman Eric Celeste scoffed at the GOP criticism. “If they want to use an issue Craig has already addressed, that’s fine,” Celeste said. “It’s clear they don’t want to talk about what matters to voters: Craig Watkins’ record of making Dallas safer as district attorney — 99.4 percent conviction rate, crime in Dallas down, and freeing innocent people.”
Next up, Adam McGill in Bloomberg:
The filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Fort Worth, Texas, “are intended to ensure that the bankruptcy proceedings meet the objective of maximizing value for all creditors,” Adam McGill, a spokesman for the lender group, said in an e-mailed statement.
Eric gets big points for scoffing, no doubt. But Adam’s quote is in Bloomberg, and he’s addressing a national matter that involves hundreds of millions of dollars. Eric’s quote is just about local politics. Advantage McGill.