Here’s the journalistic rule: If you’re going to write something that might reflect badly on someone, you call him. You get his side of the story.
I was going to write about the crazy doings in Pacific, all of which seem to revolve around Mayor Cy Sun’s management style. See today’s editorial.
So I called him Thursday to get his take on, among other things, the likelihood that the little city may actually cease to exist in a few more weeks if he doesn’t step down. I wanted to know his thoughts about the news coverage and all the things his detractors were saying about him. Who knows? He might turn out to be a more sensible man than the news reports have suggested.
Returning my call, Sun spent maybe 20 seconds on the phone with me. His message: “I have an attorney,” he said. “Watch out.”
That’s all. No questions allowed. No pleasantries. No discussion. No explanations.
No wonder folks in Pacific are having a hard time getting through to this guy.