Still present and still troubling is the reference to the Benton hiring, a specious reference that had no place in the editorial.Greg Jayne - The ColumbianThank you all for the comments. I have made two corrections in the editorial above, and we will run a correction in Tuesday's paper. The first involves the timing of Madore's quote; that was an error on my part in not double-checking with the reporter who wrote the story. The second involves when the language of the resolution became available. If there is confusion over that, it's because it was poorly worded on my part. I apologize for the errors. Thank you for bringing them to our attention and for the lively discussion.
One of Lefty Lou Brancaccio's many problems is this: his paper lies.
Now, there aren't all that many reasons why a newspaper WOULD lie. Unless, of course, that was editorial policy.
In this case, the fish obviously rots from the head, down.
But here's the thing, thanks, once again to Lew Waters.
The Lazy C once again shows their inability to write an accurate story as shown in the video below,
An Honest Error or a Smear
I have a difficult time believing it to be a simple error, given numerous contacts of the error throughout the day and it still remaining.
But, even if they do correct it online, it is likely it went out in the printed edition to both subscribers.
Absence of malice?
Update: Over 24 hours since first notification and the error has not been changed nor have they responded on it.
More and more it appears to be a deliberate smear. In our view: C-Tran Plan Has HolesThis kind of thing is problematic. What is the value of a news organization when they wrongly report the news and do it with such an obvious slant and bias?
And then this garbage:
On several fronts, we agree with Madore, although his assertion would carry more weight had he shown due diligence in hiring the county’s director of environmental services. The C-Tran financing plan was hastily put together and, as governments frequently prove, haste makes waste. Copies of the resolution, which was made public earlier in the week, were passed out just minutes before the vote was taken. In addition, the board rejected a motion put forth by Madore that any financing plan go to voters for approval.And this despicable rag wonders why anyone to the right of Stalin hates them?
Why can't they apply the same standard either to themselves, or to someone on the left? Like this:
On several fronts, we agree with Moeller, although his assertion would carry more weight if he hadn't been the force behind that idiotic "what is, what isn't" candy tax that was crushed at the polls statewide.Why is it that we never see that sort of thing?
On several fronts, I agree with the democratian, although their positions would carry more weight if they weren't lying scum concerning anything having anything to do with their agenda or Republicans they happen to hate... which is most.Brancaccio and the rest of the scum there give the left a pass: compared, for example, to Jim Moeller's theft of per diem and Jim Jacks' drunken molestation of female staff in the legislature, this obsessive hatred of Madore is the kind of thing that cements the psychotic nature of Brancaccio's management; the years of abuse that slimeball encouraged from the departed-but-not-missed pit yorkie, John Laird, for example, even in the midst of Brancaccio's bizarre "civility offensive."
There is no excuse for this. None. And the more Lefty bitches about the Benton hiring, the more I know it was the right thing to do. It's like a simple equation. he harder the scum at the democratian push, the more dug-in the majority will get.
Madore is either correct about this (and of course, he is) or he isn't.
The Benton hiring is even more irrelevant to this situation than it is generally. And if Madore IS right, then THAT is where the focus of attention should be.
Benton IS hired: the hiring WAS legal; there's nothing anyone can do about it except get over it. But that hiring has so poisoned the leftist well, that the scum at the democratian simply cannot let it go.
And this serves as the prime example of why this paper is failing.
And failing, it is. And it's their own fault.