Hawaii Reporter Featured on Fox News
Hawaii Reporter and editor/co-founder Malia Zimmerman were featured in FoxNews.com over the weekend.
Both Congressman Ed Case, D-HI, and Congressman Charles Djou, R-HI, as well as well known law professor and author Randall Roth, offer their perspective on HawaiiReporter.com’s growth over the last 9 years in the report by Garrett Tenney. Here is some of what they had to say:
She’s known for being fearless and tenacious in challenging assumptions and the status quo, says former Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii), and that has earned her some powerful enemies in Hawaii.
“Folks that work in the political status quo in Hawaii don’t really want any light shown on what they’re up to or why, and those folks don’t like Malia because she does shine a light. So they’d just as soon she go away, which she’s not going to do,” Case explains. …
“The Hawaii Reporter is one of those sources that I wouldn’t be surprised if virtually all the politicians read it, follow what she has to say, but they don’t necessarily say they do,” Case said.
When she started this site it was only every few days, she was doing it all by herself,” remembers former Rep. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii). “Today she has picked up a number of respected journalists who have since lost their jobs with the merger of the newspapers or got spun off with the merger of the television stations…so she has a lot of prominent investigative reporters, columnists, and political cartoonists who used to be in the main stream media but are now with her.”
Rail Project ‘Lunacy’
Well-known columnist Michael Barone wrote about University of Hawaii’s civil engineering professor Panos Prevedouros in a Washington Examiner piece he entitled “More passenger rail madness: Hawaii edition.”
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