Answering Likely (and Reasonable) Questions

Andrew Londre
7 min readJul 13, 2019

These questions and answers are related to the story:
(CORRECTIONS, CONTEXT & UPDATES) La Crosse SOUP founder redirected civic improvement funds

Reasonable Question #1 — Why are you making these corrections and not the Tribune?

Just a few days prior to me writing this, I did indeed ask the Tribune to make a series of corrections.

Unfortunately, when I met privately with the Tribune’s Editor, I was immediately dismissed, mocked, and told, “No. There’s nothing to correct.” In fact, this conversation was only one of several recent meetings I have had with Tribune staff about these corrections, updates, etc.

Just days prior to meeting with the paper’s current editor, I sat down for a total of nearly five hours over two days with a veteran Tribune reporter who concluded that, my story “is a story worth telling” and “if I were you, I’d want people to hear the full truth.”

Interestingly, a couple months prior to meeting with that veteran reporter, I was told virtually the same thing (“It’s a story worth telling. And if I were you I’d want people to know…”) by another highly-respected TV personality / reporter in the area after sitting down with them for nearly two hours early one morning, only to have their station manager dismiss the idea out of hand as the Tribune’s Editor later did.



Andrew Londre

Accomplished public servant and former elected official turned civic & cultural commentator and consultant 🔗