There is little doubt that Southwest Washington is in sore need of a newspaper, a real newspaper that actually covers news, both locally and nationally and gives an objective view in articles. The poor excuse for a “newspaper of record” currently in Southwest Washington isn’t even fit to line the bottom of a bird cage, in my opinion.
But, even with my sour view of what amounts more to an ‘unofficial daily newsletter for the Democrat Party’ than a news outlet, even I am surprised at their height of hypocrisy at times.
Such is the case with writer Stephanie Rice’s latest entry in their “All politics is local” section, Mielke’s plan for improving employee morale where she actually whines because, as she wrote, “Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke has wielded his authority as chairman of the board to decree that the newspapers be kept out of sight.”
She adds, “Mielke said Wednesday he thinks the newspapers are bad for employee morale because they include ‘bad’ stories about the county.”
Bad Stories? If Rice were honest, she would admit that her employer has been on a vendetta against the Clark County Commission ever since the 2012 election where voters finally got the change they chose in 2008, to move the commission more to the right.
Apparently that doesn’t set well with the Lazy C ‘suits.’
After the appointment of 17th legislative district state senator Don Benton to head the county department of the environment, the Lazy C, who has had a nearly 20 year hate fest against Benton, went berserk with negative articles, columns and editorials to include editor ‘Lefty’ Lou Brancaccio creating the term “the M&M Boys” as a pejorative to smear 2/3 of the County Commission.
Claims now seem to fall along the lines of the lone Democrat Commissioner, Steve Stuart, being “obstructed” in getting anything done by the conservative majority of the commission.
That voters chose to move the county commission to the right escapes the Lazy C as they seem to feel the leftist view of the past is what must be, especially where the CRC light rail rip-off is concerned.
I can understand where Commissioner Mielke is coming from as such almost daily smears will undermine the confidence of county employees and sow contentions amongst county workers.
And it does not mean they will not see such garbage written and published by the Lazy C, they just won’t get to see it openly displayed in County Offices.
Comical though, was that lone Democrats response of, after laughing, “We’re all about openness and transparency.”
Yes, Commissioner Stuart, we are still waiting on any form of “openness and transparency” concerning the switching policies and selling out Clark County through your vote with the ‘C-Tran Gang of Five’ in approving a contract with Oregon’s TriMet you had not read and that a $5 Million penalty fee is included should Portland not get to force their unwanted light rail on us.
Care to show a little “openness and transparency” there, Commissioner? Or account for where $180 Million has been spent?
But, that is not the height of Rice’s hypocrisy. No, that comes in that she is actually whining about the unfit for toilet paper rag she writes for no longer being allowed openly displayed on table tops in County Offices.
To her, she seems to be crying of “censorship” in the County not permitting the daily crap displayed, all the while knowing that online comments negative towards the Lazy C or their articles are banned, blocked and hidden from others view and have been for many months.
Several of us that have been critical of their heavy bias have comments removed and have been banned from commenting there.
Rice does not seem to mind that in the least and in fact, from past experience commenting to her, seems to enjoy not being challenged on her views.
So let them spew and whine. Call a Whaaambulance and give Stephanie Rice some cheese to go with her whine.
All we really see is a dying rag overflowing in hypocrisy that lost sight long ago of what objective journalism is and instead thinks they can manipulate public opinion with their daily smears.
I eagerly took forward to the day that their front door is padlocked and this blight on Southwest Washington is no more.