Globe Reporter Michael Rezendes has written a news story on Charlie Baker not going beyond the surface, checking not even the Globe Archives, or not even attempting to go beyond the cosmetics to do real investigative journalism.
Shame on the reporter who wrote this pro Baker puff piece for Charlie Baker that certainly does not qualify as journalism. This piece certainly qualifies as safe not to offend the resume if or when applying for a political appointment job in the future. Hopefully, the reporter will clear the air and take an oath not to seek or accept a job in any Charlie Baker administration or job in any new Baker private sector ventures.
The reporter could not even look at the Globe Archives to get beyond the fluff or interview all who were run over by Baker’s lack of concern, care, compassion and fiscal concern for the citizens and taxpayers of Massachusetts. From the private sector to a politically appointed job to the multimillion dollar private sector job of a deal bailout ponzi type scheme of a health insurance provider Harvard-Pilgrim whose disgusting record continued.
The reporter is writing like others at the Globe who who covered all the Baker years and continue to fail to do real investigative reporting.
Charlie Baker lacks any compassion or concern for the unfortunate. Look at his tenure as Assistant and Secretary of Human Services for the Develop Mentally Disabled, Public Health and Nursing Homes, and those requiring Mental health Services. Unfortunately, the reporter did not do his research. Look at the Baker era and his role at the Group Insurance Commission that he and his father who served as a model to deny healthcare for public workers that Baker carried on at his big bucks job he took after the state approved bailout of his Harvard Pilgrim. Remember, Baker got his multimillion $$$ job health Insurance job at the insurer to ply his denial of good benefits to subscribers to get profits and continue his worth many mllion $$$ in salaries and benefits for himself.
The reporter should look at Charlie Baker’s cover up of the asbestos contamination scandal and contaminators at the Saltonstall Building and his mismanagement of the potential exposure after repeated incidents. Look at Baker’s initiatives of destroying the state Human Services Delivery Systems that continues today. Look at facilities in Taunton, Danvers, Northampton, Belchertown, Rutland, Glavin,Umass Hospital, Boston City Hospital, and foster care programs who instead of modernizing with accountability and providing oversight destroy that has resulted in the state being captive by unaccountable vendors, consultants, and providers. Baker was complacent and disastrous in his oversight of the financially failed Big Dig as further verification of his failed leadership.
Posted by John Gatti Jr at 8:42 AM