Saturday, December 9, 2023

SECU: About Character - A Lapse In The Press? Giving The Benefit Of The Doubt....#2

✅ Jim Blaine

Oct 22, 2023, 8:52 PM

Don't know if you've heard much yet from your SECU story [10/20/2023], but... several of the folks who spoke at the Annual Meeting are reaching the "boiling point" and have asked me if the quotes from Leigh Brady in your story are accurate? [post #1 link], [post #2 link], [post #3 link], [post #4 link].

My response was that you've been at it a long time and if the quotation marks are there then yep its a direct quote, but I thought it might be wise to ask you if you're on "all fours" on the excerpt below or that maybe it needs to be "walked back" a bit or explained "in context" lessen the impact? Are you ok and firm with what was said by Leigh?

If so, the reaction ain't gonna be pretty...

Thanks, just trying to confirm the field of battle before everybody starts shooting at each other...
“… Let me be clear on that group of members; 28 of those 32 were SECU retirees,” said Brady. “These were members where Blaine gave them a sheet of paper and said ‘You read this.’ And gave the next one a sheet of paper and said, ‘Now you read this.’ They were holding papers where Blaine gave them talking points. And they were supposed to stand up during the comment section and read their comments.”

Brady said she knows for a fact that is what occurred."

Is this actually what Leigh said ? Thanks, fun and games...!!!

✅ Frank Diekmann via

to Jim Blaine

Oct 22, 2023, 8:52 PM

The quote is accurate.

And if it weren’t I would have heard from Leigh Brady/SECU by now.


Frank J. Diekmann 

... everyone was hoping it was a simple misquote - it wasn't.