Pete Shinbach over at The Bach Door asks an awfully good question in relation to this excerpt from a news story: “An aide to [someone the reporter was trying to contact] said the developer was traveling out of state Thursday and could not be reached for comment.”

In these days of cell phones, Blackberries, instant messaging, pagers and all sorts of handheld electronic paraphenalia, how can anyone not be reached for comment? And, when someone’s quoted as saying their boss can’t be reached for comment, does anyone believe them?

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