Paper Explains Series With Bebb

An editorial in the Cleveland Banner explains why it made the decision last week to let 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb tell his side regarding accusations made against him in a Chattanooga Times Free Press series. The Banner said that the coverage was not to defend Bebb against the charges nor was it to persecute the veteran prosecutor, but that Bebb's position had been left incomplete. "Rhetoric from political rivals, selected details from past investigations and juicy finger pointing by former law enforcement employees had dominated media coverage and street-corner conversation," it said and that prompted the paper to interview Bebb.