Rebuttal: Ignell ignorant about realities of Juneau’s housing market
In the few years that I’ve been reading the writings of self-proclaimed forensic journalist David Ignell, I have sometimes wondered if forensic journalism is journalism that allows the writer to create facts to fit the narrative in what is largely an opinion piece. In his latest opinion piece, published here on June 1, Ignell pays no regard to the factual realities of the Juneau housing market and plays fast and loose with other data. I hope writing the letter at least makes Ignell feel better about the value of his property, which is now assessed at nearly $1 million. If he wanted to sell it, I suspect he would get a good deal more than that, and not complain. I challenge him to put his waterfront home on the market, see what type of offers he gets and then write a piece about that. That would be good journalism.