“It’s about a lot more than sex”

So says Silas Lyons, a columnist for the Redding, California Record Searchlight.

Contrary to the withholding union and compliant judge in Seattle, Lyons recognizes that the public has an interest in knowing what is in e-mails that are about “non-public” business.

The Record Searchlight filed a lawsuit and multiple public records requests, eventually receiving and publishing “significant new information that has nothing to do with who slept with whom and where.”

The significant new information, in large part, is:

…the extent to which city time, computers and e-mail systems were clogged up by the exchange of pornography and X-rated humor and propositions.

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