By New Times
By Connor Radnovich
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Ray Stern
By Keegan Hamilton
By Matthew Hendley
By Monica Alonzo
By Monica Alonzo
Standing Pat: I picked up "Ambulance Chasers" in the hopes of reading a well-rounded article detailing important information about people who are obviously very important and influential on the city. How wrong I was!
This article appeared to be nothing more than a worthless, factless, malicious attack on Pat Cantelme and Bob Ramsey. One would think it would be important to know all sides of a story or to research all of the players involved.
The most extensive research the reporter did on members of Southwest was to inadvertently reveal CEO Barry Landon's obvious fear of meeting with Cantelme and Ramsey.
It's quite obvious that Cantelme and Ramsey knew New Times was writing the article, since they sat for interviews and posed for pictures. I wonder if they would have participated if they had known the article was going to be full of lies and misrepresented facts, and be so completely one-sided. I think probably so.
See, it looks to me like Cantelme and Ramsey know they have succeeded (they've already won Scottsdale), they know that through their decades of experience, their extreme intelligence and their intense dedication to serving and bettering the community (not their pocketbooks, as was stated), they will continue to win.
My guess is Landon and Southwest know this as well. Why else was their background not delved into? If Landon is really defenseless in trying to compete against the likes of Cantelme and Ramsey, why aren't people rallying to his aid and trying to stop these big, bad men from taking over? Probably because he's not defenseless.
But then again, maybe I'm wrong. After all, the entire article was about Cantelme and Ramsey and their sheisty dealings. That must mean that Landon is defenseless and has been nothing but upstanding and completely honest, right?
On top of completely omitting any pertinent information about Landon, you are trying to tell me Pat Cantelme -- who has dedicated practically his entire life to his city, this state and its people -- is actually nothing more than the sheisty, money-hungry, deceitful man?!
The simple fact is, he isn't like that.
I know it, you know it, Landon knows it, everyone knows it.
You talk about Cantelme being in Ramsey's pocket. Well, writer Sarah Fenske, I wonder what vindictive, malicious liar's pocket you are in.
A relative of Pat Cantelme's
Editor's note: New Times stands behind the facts in Sarah Fenske's story.