We are many things here at the Everett Leader Herald but we are not liars and we have never been called liars.
The mayor’s implication that the local press lies – and very likely that we lie when exploring his inadequacies or improprieties or those of the Wynn company – is not appreciated and falls below the standards by which the mayor should operate.
The mayor is free to say whatever he wants but he should be very careful about who he calls a liar and especially if it is the Everett Leader Herald he is referring to.
It is one thing for the mayor to claim that our editorials and reports are comprised of lies.
It is entirely another thing to be libeled by the mayor.
It isn’t right. It isn’t fair and he should control himself in the future about labelling us liars.