Verizon Flack Apologizes for Maligning CPI’s Allan Holmes

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By Patrick Tutwiler Comments


Verizon Executive Director of Media Relations Ed McFadden -who, according to his Twitter picture, is a terrifying stone monkey god -apologized today for his “rude” and “unbecoming” attack on Center for Public Integrity journo Allan Holmes.

Here’s McFadden’s ad hominem tweet from earlier today, which has since been deleted:

Oooo, burn!

The story Holmes wrote had to do with “the massive influence web being deployed by AT&T and Verizon as they fight proposals advocated by their smaller competitors and the Justice Department to limit how much… new wireless frequencies they’ll be allowed to bid on.”

We suppose McFadden was just doing his job and got a little overzealous. Still, Holmes’ article didn’t seem lazy or unethical to us. Damaging to Verizon’s public image perhaps, but not lazy or unethical…