[see http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=1824 and http://blog.creditscoring.com/?p=1841]
From: Greg Fisher
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:01 PM
To: David Slade, reporter, Charleston Post and Courier, Evening Post Publishing Company
Cc: Pierre Manigault, chairman, Evening Post Publishing Company; William E.N. Hawkins, editor and publisher, The Post and Courier (Charleston); Elsa McDowell, public editor, The Post and Courier (Charleston); Henry Haitz III, president & publisher, The State (Columbia); Mark Lett, VP & executive editor, The State (Columbia); Peter Tira, communications director, The McClatchy Company
Subject: RE: credit score, employers, Charleston Post and Courier, Evening Post Publishing Company, McClatchy
It is a question, not a demand. I started asking questions about credit scores before blogs were cool. In fact, I started before blogs.
The age of your piece is irrelevant; it exists without substantiation and was even republished elsewhere yesterday. If it “is the practice of The Post and Courier to use unnamed sources only in cases where there is no alternative and when the editor in charge agrees that the information provided by the unnamed source is significant enough to warrant its inclusion,” then what is the big secret? Is someone’s life in danger?
You left out the word score in your reply. Credit scores in employment screening is a myth that you perpetuate. Who is your source?
Or, did you just make it up?
From: David Slade
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: credit score, employers, Charleston Post and Courier, Evening Post Publishing Company
Hello Mr. Fisher,
Greetings from Charleston, S.C.
I can’t say that I’ve ever had a blogger from Ohio demand to know my sources before, but it’s nice to know that we have readers so far away.
If you have a concern about the column I wrote more than a week ago, please tell me what that concern is.
Are you suggesting that employers don’t sometimes check the credit of their job applicants?