Newspaper error? Dudley due more credit

Special message from Bill Post,
1430 KYKN Salem
Bill’s blog here.

What The Oregonian said:

(on Dudley residency story) “he had still been using the house. They said they found clothes, sports equipment and food in the refrigerator”.

Radio Bill Post responds:
I have spoken to that very owner of that very house. His name is Lee Cory, a Portland area businessman. Here is what he told me: “I never made the statement that was printed i.e. that ” he had still been using the house”. I said: “it was clear that he had lived there.” Big difference, meaning, at some point in the past, but we did not know when. Bill, what’s troubling is the fact that I made them read back to me what was to be the exact quote that was going to be printed and they still couldn’t get it right. I asked him why they found this to be important or even of interest to anyone, and they really didn’t have much of an answer. I even suggest that they quote me on, or write the real story about why thousands of families do the same thing every year, which at that point at pretty much ended the interview”.

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  • Anonymous

    Dudley himself has admitted using the Portland house after he bought the house in Washington. Here’s The Oregonian’s Jeff Mapes on Monday, reporting on what Dudley said during a meeting with reporters in Beaverton:

    “Dudley, a former professional basketball player, reiterated that he ‘absolutely’ lived in Camas in a house next to Lacamas Lake and was moved in there by his 30th birthday in February of 1995, which he said he celebrated there. He said he proposed to his wife on Lacamas Lake, attended the LifePoint Church in Vancouver and went to local movie theaters and restaurants.

    “He said he did not use the Portland [house] ‘much at all’ after moving to Camas but, ‘You know, it’s 15 years ago, so I don’t know how many days.'”

    Mapes also reported that Dudley couldn’t explain why the new owners of the Portland house found food in the refrigerator.

    • The Bill Post Radio Show

      Yer grasping man….
      The owner was quoted directly in the post above and in the on air interview. So, who should I believe? The man who owns the house and bought it from Dudley? OR, the reporter who will do anything to help out the other side? I think I’ll go with the one who would have actually been involved, not some third party but hey, that’s why you will probably always remain, ANONYMOUS! LOL!

  • Jack Roberts

    Thanks for setting the record straight, Bill. Of course, it doesn’t matter whether or how much Chris continued to use his Portland home while living in Washingto. You’re allowed to have as many houses in as many different states–or countries–as you can afford. You just have to pick one as your principal residence, and Dudley did.

    The Oregon Department of Revenue had 7 years, from 1995 to 2001, in which to challenge Dudley’s claim to be a Washington resident and they didn’t. If a state agency was lax in performing its duties maybe we should blame the guy who was governor during those years–John Kitzhaber.