Lazy C’s Double Standard & Sensationalism

by lewwaters

The Lazy C’s Lou Brancaccio is at it again, creating controversy where there is none over the County Commissioner’s meeting in executive session to discuss who they will choose to replace Stave Stuart.

On Friday we saw, County commissioners may have violated meetings lawMielke’s comments raise concerns that a decision was made behind closed doors.

In his Friday Press Talk editorial, lefty Lou Brancaccio penned,

“When County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke went into closed-door executive session earlier this week to discuss the merits of candidates to fill a vacant seat, they weren’t supposed to try to come to a consensus on a candidate.”

“You see, that would be making a decision outside of the public view. And although talking secretly about a candidate’s merits is OK, trying to reach a consensus is not.”

“It’s against the law.”

“They’ll deny it, of course, because that’s what politicians do.”

Thinking back to April of 2011, when Sharon Wylie was chosen to replace Jim Jacks as the 49th Legislative District Representative, an article written by Kathie Durbin titled “Commissioners to make 49th District pick Wednesday.”

“Commissioners will interview the candidates from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., then meet in executive session to discuss the candidates, according to a commission staff member. They’ll take the vote in open session at noon, and the winner will be sworn in by a Clark County Superior Court judge at 12:15 p.m.”

Nobody had a problem with using an “executive session” to discuss candidates when Sharon Wylie was chosen, did they?

In fact, reviewing CVTV footage of the April 13, 2011 process shows after all three candidates were questioned, Commissioner Mielke then announced that the three Commissioners, Marc Boldt, Steve Stuart and himself would go into executive session, to return later to announce their decision. In fact, evidenced by Marc Boldt voting for Temple Lentz when the others voted for Sharon Wylie, then switching his vote to Sharon Wylie tells me that they came out of executive session after deciding who would be chosen and Boldt screwed up and announced the wrong one at first.

So, what’s the beef, Lou? Admittedly I am just one of those “bullshit” bloggers the current Ron Paul Brown Shirt Republican Liberty Caucus leading the CCGOP has decided to smear into silence, but do I have better access to your archives than the editor of the paper does?

One Comment to “Lazy C’s Double Standard & Sensationalism”

  1. Lew-
    The NY Times once employed the standard “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” The linotypers would, at that time, put the type into a wooden mold calculated to conform to a column of print space, using a mallet to knock away type which extended over the edge of the mold. Some of those with a well developed sense of humor would, in knocking off the type, say “All the news that fits,” making editors who heard such remarks wince. You see Lew, back in those days, a few Liberals still had a sense of shame. Today, they don’t even care about getting caught.

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