Friday, September 16, 2005

Media Hound

Mr. Press ReleaseAttorney Don Kinsella says that both sides of the Geisel case have been advised not to try the case in the media. Of this, Albany County DA David Soares should take special note. Soares has basked in the limelight of local and national press hungry for a juicy tidbit about the case. He's seen what frequent media appearances did for the career of Jeanine Pirro ---and playing moral compass for the Capital Region is clearly a role he enjoys.

Meanwhile, after practically promising an indictment on August 24, Soares has been silent on the Porco case. Not to diminish the seriousness of the charges against Mrs. Geisel, but one could argue that the DA has his priorities backwards.

Speaking of the Geisel thing, the Business Review reported Thursday that Thomas Geisel had been promoted by Key Bank. This poses an interesting question: Should the story have included mention of his recent unwelcome notoriety? It didn't. Nor did the TU's story today. The unfortunate truth is that he is inextricably linked to the Beth Geisel saga ---and it would be valid to question whether this is the time for Key Bank to raise his already high profile.