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|Twice this month, the Road Warrior columnist gave the wrong advice on emissions tests.|
"As you may know, John [Cichowski] keeps a network of his readers, whom he calls Road Warriors, on an e-mail distribution list so that he can solicit feedback from them for stories he is working on."
He often writes floridly to mask such mindless repetition, but as a fellow news copy editor used to say, "You can't polish a turd."
He created a column he writes every month or so, it seems, in which he answers drivers' questions about Motor Vehicle Commission rules and regulations, and state laws.
"John [Cichowski] never responded to my original e-mail below .... I doubt he will ever respond to me about anything else that I may observe in his articles that needs corrections or updates. I have had several interesting back and forth e-mail debates with him about his articles in the past. John frequently indicated that he was always right and I was always wrong, no matter the facts and circumstances.
"Dan [Sforza] never believed any of my explanations in the e-mails below or the 2 times I called him. He held fast in his beliefs and always indicated that the ... article was totally correct, even though I presented facts that contradicted some of his beliefs. However, last week he finally said in frustration that if I stopped calling him, he would have John update his ... statement in an upcoming article. I'm assuming I have no credibility with Dan to ever question any other misleading or false statement that John might make in the future.
"Clearly, Dan is not providing any proper oversight, even though he said to me he would pay more attention to reviewing John's articles."