Jason Berry is frustrated. In the latest post on his American Zombie blog, the New Orleans investigative reporter, author and film director almost sounds like he’s ready to quit out of frustration with the staggering level of corruption we in Louisiana have become so depressingly blasé about:
I have to admit that I’ve reached a point where I don’t think my efforts are actually affecting social and/or governmental change and if I’m not doing that I don’t think it’s worth the effort. As my father used to tell me, “Don’t half-ass do anything, Son. Otherwise you’re just pissing in the wind.”
Truth is, I feel hopeless.
When I started AZ I was writing under the assumption that our justice system was...just. I believed that if I simply told the truth and exposed criminal activity, city and state law enforcement officials would pay attention and rectify the problems.
I believed justice was truly blind and the rule of law was real, the system simply needed people to exercise the First Amendment in order to set the wheels in motion.
The latest example, to which Berry made a major contribution in uncovering public documents and which IND friend and blogger Lamar White Jr. made hay of on his CenLamar blog, is the overwhelming evidence that Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy was paid by LSU for physician/teaching services he never provided while serving in Washington, D.C. as the congressman for the 6th District of Louisiana.
Read “A sinking feeling” here.