WPXI aired video on the 6:00 PM newscast from back in October of 2006.
It showed the reporter asking Mayor Luke Ravenstahl about the police incident.
You can view the video here (Click on the link labeled "Target 11 First Confronts Ravenstahl About Incident").
The reporter repeatedly asked Ravenstahl "Were you arrested?" "Were you cuffed?" "Were you taken before Mike Scott?" etc.
Ravenstahl kept repeating that he was not "arrested" or tried to weasel out of answering by asking the reporter where he got his information from.
But to be clear: Ravenstahl was asked if he was ever cuffed and he did not answer with anything like the truth: "YES."
It should also be noted that KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin admitted on his show this morning that he not only had previously asked Ravenstahl if he was "arrested" but also if there was an "incident" and that the Mayor had denied that anything had happened -- again, a lie.
It was not as Fred Honsberger claimed that Luke had only been asked if he was "arrested."
So, if anyone wants to know why the MSM did not report on this story before, it was because the police couldn't talk and Ravenstahl repeatedly lied and said nothing had happened. (And stop blaming McIntire for the timing -- you could have given your side of the story back on October we all now see.)
Too bad so many take this Mayor at his word. I believe that it is safe to say now that that is something that you just cannot do.
Mayor Ravenstahl, your credibility just went up in smoke.