|Congressman Steve Stockman|
Statement from Congressman Stockman's Office Regarding Fleck's upcoming Chronicle Smear:
The Houston Chronicle will run the ambush story Sunday that will
misrepresent a recent error made by staffers and make personal attacks against Congressman Stockman.
Two weeks ago Congressman found out two staffers in his congressional office made
contributions not allowed under FEC rules. As soon he I found out the
contributions were refunded and corrective action taken.
They obeyed the law. That’s the story.
Or more correctly, the lack of a story.
That is why the Chronicle will try to fluff it up by making other
unrelated and unfounded attacks to create controversy where none
The reason is simple. The Houston Chronicle has employed Tim Fleck to
its editorial board. Fleck has been obsessed with Congressman Stockman since June 1996, when he forced his way into his home and verbally abused campaign volunteers until sheriff’s deputies were called. Now he using the Houston Chronicle for his personally crusade.
He has since sued Stockman unsuccessfully, and apparently cannot let it go.
Fleck once picked up a coral snake and was surprised when it bit him
and he had to go to the hospital, so he’s not the kind who learns
He has written obsessively about Congressman Stockman for 17 years and is now using his position at the Chronicle to continue his obsession by having four different reporters follow Congressman Stockman's and his staff, even watching Congressman Stockman take out his household trash.
One of the reasons Americans are abandoning newspapers in droves is the fact they now try to put journalistic lipstick on a partisan-slanted pig. The Chronicle’s hiring of Fleck and the upcoming personal attack are why growing numbers of Houstonians don't believe what they read in the paper.