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It is doubtful that Maiman’s theory was right… But he should not have been fired from The Sacramento Bee for a supposed “conflict of interest”.

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On April 28, Bruce Maiman tweeted “Beware the reaction when someone raises questions” and then linked to his Op-Ed piece in The Sacramento Bee about his theory that the Islamaphobic attack flyers against Basim Elkarra might have been sent by someone from Basim Elkarra’s own group.  I am sure when he wrote that tweet, he didn’t know how much he had to beware himself.

While I am highly skeptical that Basim would have been part of sending an Islamaphobic flyer against himself, I have no doubts that he and the Twin Rivers teacher’s union jumped on this to silence their critics.  This was just proved to me when I heard last night that Maiman was fired from The Sacramento Bee for supposedly having a “conflict of interest”, because he had done some freelance work for the Twin Rivers district.

First, I generally support and respect conflict of interest laws and rules.  But, this is a ridiculous accusation.  Unless there can be compelling evidence to show that Bruce wrote the article to try and profit from his minor Twin Rivers job, then there was no financial conflict of interest.  I am quite sure that Bruce wrote the article because he thought there was something fishy going on with Basim’s campaign.   And now that they used this as an excuse to get Maiman fired, it is clear he was right that Basim and the teacher’s union will use any dirty technique they can to win.

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Written by Jacob Walker

May 1st, 2015 at 5:59 am

Posted in Twin Rivers USD

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  1. […] Basim claims that, “The people who are behind this are the same ones that in previous Twin Rivers elections did the same thing to other candidates.”, although he hasn’t given names.  While, Bruce Maiman has suggested the theory that it was a Basim supporter who sent the flyers, although publishing this cost Maiman his job. […]

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