When Merrill Cook last ran for Congress, Evan Tweed raised the issue of Joe Waldholtz issuing bad checks. On the air, I backed Evan into a rhetorical corner and proceeded to shred him.
I accused him of acting in bad faith and virtually accused him of lying to benefit his client, Merrill Cook. I was dead certain of my position because "I had talked to Joe" and was confident I had the facts.I was dead wrong!
At the time it was fun radio, I thought. But in retrospect, it's apparent that like so many others, I had been taken in by a slick deceiver. Sadly, Evan Tweed, his business reputation and his client, Merrill Cook, were damaged by my aggressive defense of a man without honor.
If I were still on the air, I would apologize on the same forum used to give offense. Since I am not, thank you for this opportunity to make amends.
Salt Lake City