Sunday, January 28, 2007
Why not say it?
Darryl Cherney says: "...I was not the first Earth Firster [in this area]; I just rejuvenated it, along with Greg King and eventually Judi Bari, of course. We brought it to a new level."
So why are his credentials as one of the Earth First! organizers left out of all the recent news reports about Greg King, the new Executive Director for the Northcoast Environmental Center?
The Times Standard refers to him as "... longtime activist Greg King..." saying "...it was his skills as an administrator, writer and founder of two nonprofit groups that made the center's board of directors choose him for the job...."
The Eureka Reporter says:
"...King brings experience in nonprofit administration and conservation to the executive position, according to a recent news release from the NEC...."
Neither uses the words Earth First! Why would you leave out something that important? Why sanitize the record? Why not say he was a ranking member of Earth First?