Monday, June 18, 2007

At least they're reading this...

What a surprise it was to see our humble little blog quoted in Joseph Gerth's "Political Notebook" column in today's Courier-Journal.

We weren't mentioned by name, but that's OK. Mr. Gerth lifted our quote from the Idiots 4 Beshear post from last week about the possibility of an e-mail address for a supposed "Republicans For Beshear" group being a way for a Fletcher supporter to find out who's going to be a turncoat from the GOP ranks this fall.

At least now we know that some of the more influential mainstream reporters are being exposed to the truth here.

And as such, we have a little friendly advice for you: DO YOUR JOBS!!!!!!!

Why don't you stop getting stuff spoonfed from Steve Beshear and Greg Stumbo, and instead do a little work and report the truth behind the investigation?

Why not pursue the story that Doug Doerting misled Transportation officials into thinking their personnel actions were proper, and then turning whistleblower out of spite that the governor didn't recall them going to high school together?

Why not probe the obvious conflict of interest that arose from grand jury members sitting in judgment of administration officials who had harmed them financially by not including 5 percent annual raises in each of the last two biennial budgets?

Why not try to locate some of the "John Y. Retirees" who were illegally fired during the Brown administration while then-AG Beshear sat on his hands and did nothing?

These are real stories, blockbuster stories, but the only place they've been reported is here -- at least the first two stories; The Conservative Edge has been all over the "John Y. Retiree" deal and other blogs have picked it up.

You guys are reading. We now have proof of that. You have been presented with starting points for a couple of huge stories that would shake up the conventional wisdom in this state.

Put aside your anti-Fletcher and anti-conservative biases just long enough to report the truth. Make an attempt to present balanced journalism. You'll find this state will be grateful for that effort.

For as long as you continue to pump out the anti-Fletcher copy and don't balance it with truthful accounts that give another side of the story, your credibility on all subjects is suspect, much as the integrity of the special grand jury can be questioned because of the financial conflicts of several of its members. And we think you might find a little balance in your news gathering and reporting might help the bottom lines at your corporations, too.


At 9:26 AM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there were some major problems in the John Y administration but you are wanting to blame everyone else for ole Ernie's administration's mistakes.

The one thing that matters is that Ernie campaigned on cleaning up the mess, getting rid of the good ole boy system, restoring hope. The story is Ernie did none of that. Instead he has abused the system far more than any of his predecessors (other than John Y maybe) and hardcore Ernie followers such as yourself can not accept the fact. Ernie even signed his name and admittied they screwed up and he took responsibility for it (just for the brief second he signed his name because he sure as hell has not taken responsibility since then).

You need to look to the future and try to figure out how you can get Ernie re-elected because that is going to be a tough task, instead of whinning and wanting to blame everyone else for Ernie's on the job scre-ups.

At 10:16 AM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing that would help get Fletcher re-elected is if the press would print the entire truth and not just the anti-Fletcher tidbits.

At 5:11 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRUTH? Does Ernie know what TRUTH is? Apparently not in the last 3+ years...

At 10:24 PM, June 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great quote I just read on Pol Watchers –
"Ernie Fletcher is a pilot without a plane, a pastor without a flock, a doctor without patients, and a candidate without a vision."


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