If a news organization doesn’t like a politician or the establishment in control, so be it, at least show some common fairness. The uppity reporting of the Connecticut Post is lancing itself so deep into the ground you’d need a backhoe to dig up all the desperados controlling the shots, from the desk to the lowly reporters who frown marching orders, but obey for paychecks.
Sound familiar? Isn’t that like the politics they castigate?
Don’t assume the hierarchy of a news organization is anything different than government. Just a matter of perspective.
For four years now Post stories over and over and over preened uncovering dubious absentee ballot information to benefit the candidate the Post’s editorial board endorsed for mayor in 2019 Marilyn Moore. She lost. Her people have violated absentee ballot laws.
(Gee, we kinda forgot about that)
In June, this year, the State Elections Enforcement Commission voted to “authorize staff lawyers to refer “evidence of possible criminal violations undertaken” from the 2019 race.
No charges have been filed.
Fascinating the Post did not pop this story in June, July or August, but decided oh, gee, let’s drop (what we think) a sensational headline bomb less than two weeks from a Democratic primary for mayor. Why not relax a little to probe perspective?
The motive is obvious.
There’s no reason to sit on this story for months, unless a news organization wants to decide – or control – the occupant of City Hall.
Moore’s conflicted political arm Bridgeport Generation Now Votes which clearly coordinated illegal expenditures with Moore during her latest announcement for mayor (the Post ducked this story) financed a challenged of Ganim’s 2019 primary win.
Fact: Judge Barry Stevens tossed it.
Fact: The Connecticut Supreme Court unanimously backed up Stevens on appeal.
Fact: Gen Now Votes leaders Callie Heilmann and Gemeem Davis talk off the ears of Post reporter Brian Lockhart, and others, to sway their way.
Don’t ever assume outsiders who urge control of City Hall are any different than the establishment they want to replace.
Lockhart always postures dude, this is not my call, I had to write it. They told me.
If an editor told me to write something I was uncomfortable doing I said when you uncover information I don’t have, I’ll write it. I’m not writing It!!!
Or, maybe, the Post’s super-hero columnist Dan Haar, comes along and says, hey, I uncovered this stuff from the state in June. Let’s run with it (we hate all those people anyway).
Do any of them take into consideration “those” when writing such a BS story without any appreciable balance?
Fact: the only mayoral candidate who was fined in 2019 for violation of state law was the Connecticut Post-endorsed candidate Marilyn Moore.
Fact: guess who Moore and Gen Now phonies hired to run her absentee ballot campaign in 2019? Betty Chappell who one year prior entered multiple guilty pleas in state court for violation of absentee ballot fraud.
Fact: Moore and Gen Now are so inept they cratered to signature her onto the ballot. Of course, we heard nothing from Lockhart why that happened.
See, that’s the thing with selective CT Post reporting: We like government when it points fingers at officials we don’t like, not so when pointing at people we like.
No different than the pols they attack.