I was walking home last night when I realised I missed something in the P-G's reporting. Take a look.
Yesterday, they published this article. It was a report of a meeting that took place on Tuesday between the Mayor and the P-G editorial board. As part of the reporting there's a number mp3 files from the meeting. On one of them, the mayor answers a question about Catherine McNeilly. He says, in short, that she was disciplined for releasing private information.
This was on Tuesday.
Remember it was on Wednesday that the P-G published this editorial. It ended with this:
Even by the lame ethics of Grant Street, the punishment of Catherine McNeilly is a disgraceful capitulation to political expediency. It's a bad smell that the mayor will have to answer for as he campaigns for election next year.So I'm guessing that Mayor Ravenstahl, uh, failed to convince the P-G editorial board.
Let's hope this means that the honeymoon is over.