Monday, January 14, 2013
Now, Where Does One Go to Get Their Reputation Back?
After years of rumor and innuendo largely fed through archaeo-bloggers and friendly "access journalists," Italian cultural authorities have notified Princeton's antiquities curator, Michael Padgett, that he is no longer the subject of a criminal investigation. Now, where does Padgett go to get his reputation back? Certainly, not to the archaeo-bloggers and access journalists who are so quick to condemn but are so slow to exonerate. Indeed, despite their connections to Italian authorities, they have yet to so much as acknowlege this news.
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 5:01 AM
Labels: Blogging, Italy, Repatriation
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Arthur Houghton asked me to post this:
Michael Padgett has no need to get his reputation back with me. I have known Michael for many years and have the highest regard for his personal and professional integrity. Princeton is lucky to have him. I can only think that the Italian authorities, like the Costa Concordia, have foundered on the rocks for lack of evidence. Sic transit etc.
Why would the archeobloggers be interested in an exoneration? To them, innocence is an irrelevant aspect of the scenario.
Looks like two of the archaeobloggers are finally acknowleging that Padgett is no longer being investigated, but of course, it is buried in more blather about returns. Very predictable.
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