Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tired of the "news"paper propaganda?

Then you are not alone, Fort Worth.  San Antonio firefighters and residents feel the same about their paper.  So they did something about it. 

Insert all our normal players names into this story and you've got the same old, same old.  They also "glossed over the 35-50 percent hike".  

Doubling down with City Hall on a controversial water project, San Antonio’s daily newspaper delivered a Page One attack on efforts to review the $3.4 billion deal.
Express-News columnist Brian Chasnoff abandoned any pretense of news reporting, writing that a petition drive seeking an independent review by the Texas Public Utilities Commission was designed toundermine” and “sabotage the pipeline project.”
“You know you are doing the right thing when they attempt to vilify you on the front page for  standing up for the taxpayer and motivating others to do so,” Moody said.
“If this project is so wonderful, why are they scared to let the Texas Public Utilities  Commission review it?”
Greg Brockhouse, a spokesman for the firefighters, said the Express-News was “culpable with its silence — and its attacks on those who are defending the rights of taxpayers. This is a big story on the abdication of responsibility by the media.”
Chasnoff’s snarky column contrasted limply with solid reporting by his colleagues.
Earlier, they broke the story the pipeline contractor had applied for an $885 million low-interest state loan to finance the project.
Around the time of its editorial, the newspaper reported the parent company of Abengoa Vista Ridge had filed for bankruptcy.
Another inconvenient truth surfaced when an environmental consultant for Vista Ridge made a maximum $1,000 contribution to Mayor Ivy Taylor following her vote to support the project.

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