How can the Globe write a lead story on a new Deval Patrick plan for dealing with troubled sub-prime loans without ever mentioning the fact that Deval served on the board of directors of the largest sub-prime lender in the US? The Globe reported in 2005:
In a statement to the Globe, Patrick said he joined the company's board to help Ameriquest deal with the allegations of predatory lending and to put in place policies that will protect low-income consumers.
But today everyone in the Globe newsroom apparently suffers from amnesia about this.
Readers expect you to report how many of the troubled loans that are the subject of today’s story were written by Ameriquest while Deval was serving on their board “in order to protect low income consumers”. Since your coverage does not even mention his prior involvement, small-minded people might suspect that you are showing bias.