A reader emails me: “This was just sent from Greg Osberg, the head of PMN [Philadelphia Media Network], to all of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com employees.”
Today, the Inquirer will publish a story on Philly.com about allegations of child molestation by Bill Conlin, a former sports columnist at the Daily News. There were several very specific claims, from multiple victims and their families, to support our decision to publish this article. We have always taken tremendous pride in the ethical and moral standards we operate from at PMN. I am sickened by these allegations. It is important to me that you know that we have accepted his retirement today. I will be meeting with the department managers this afternoon, and they will in turn, be meeting with you to answer questions.