I recently used the TRC blog to publish my speculations about whether the story about a private investigator claiming to work for “rich and powerful people” (get the guy a better script next time, people) had been hired to successfully dig up dirt on Baylor interim President Bill Underwood. To my surprise, Christianity Today picked up on the story and what I thought about it. (Never assume you are blogging into obscurity, friends.)
Here’s the relevant part:
The “Battle for Baylor” has more than its share of intrigue, not to mention ample opportunities for tea-leaf reading and code cracking.
The story took a turn to the ridiculous last week as the Waco Tribune-Herald reported (and editorialized) on a private investigator who claimed to be hired by “rich and powerful people” to dig up dirt on interim president Bill Underwood. Former Baylor insider Hunter Baker thinks it’s a hoax—or that the investigator was actually hired by Underwood supporters in an attempt to “make Underwood look like a victim of evil conservative Christian types and let him ride into the presidency full time on a righteously indignant sympathy vote.”
The rest of the article is worth reading, too, particularly for those watching the bold experiment still taking place in central Texas at the intersection of I-35 and the Brazos River.