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October 9, 2013

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CLAREMORE —

n The Wylies took issue with the Sunday story statement that the business relationship between WCI and Janice Steidley was first disclosed as an editor’s footnote in the Oologah Lake Leader’s March 26, 2013, story on a libel suit filed by the DA against The Daily Progress. They said it was reported on Jan. 10, 2013, in Faith Wylie’s column in the Oologah Lake Leader. “We didn’t bother to go back further for previous examples in the newspaper, but there was earlier reporting,” the couple said.
n Sunday’s story misattributed the date of a disparaging comment by John Wylie against Claremore Police Chief Stan Brown and other active supporters of a citizens petition for a grand jury investigation of DA Steidley, three of her assistants and two county commissioners to Wylie’s Sept. 19, 2013, “news analysis” article in the Oologah Lake Leader that questioned the petition drive’s “legality and veracity.” The disparaging comment referred to in the Sunday story was made by John Wylie in a Sept. 26, 2013, editorial in which he characterized supporters of the petition drive as “clowns and conspiracy mongers salivating at the idea of getting a new district attorney by underhanded means instead of an election (which, without chicanery, they’d lose).” 

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