~ PULL THE PLUG, BUCKWALTER ~
(You’re a Liar)
The people of Lancaster County rely on the Lancaster Newspapers for their local news. That is over. John M. Buckwalter, the chairman of the newspapers, made a complete liar and fool of himself yesterday (click here for "John M. Buckwalter, Constitutional Scholar"). If he has any respect for his readers and the citizens of Lancaster County, he needs to immediately pull the plug on the hotel/convention center. He needs to do it today.
Ernie Schreiber, editor of the New Era, should resign. A Talkbacker posted the below quote by Schreiber from yesterday’s article, “Newspaper’s stake in project surprises foes,” (click here), and posted this response. I couldn’t agree more. Resign, Schreiber.
“If it were not for the many stories about them and the many letters and comments by them that we have published, the opposition to the project in this community would be largely unknown,” Schreiber said. “We have done our best to present all sides.”
For most of the past year, I have monitored all LNP's papers coverage of this issue on a daily basis, clipping articles. For Ernie Shreiber to represent it as fair is absolutely laughable. And the New Era is the most biased of all three, which is saying a lot. I remind readers that it was the redoubtable Shreiber who called Commissioner Shellenberger the "angel of death" in one of his editorials. The "angel of death" was Joseph Mengele, the infamous Nazi sadist. Yes, Ernie, you've been fair in the extreme. If this is your "best," please do the community a favor and resign.
~ And the Suri Cruise Watch! ~
IT’S GETTING OLD!
“But the grand jury process can also be abused. The effort can become a fishing expedition which, without tight oversight, can wander far beyond its original scope.”
“…We wish Totaro and the grand jury good luck in solving the crimes they investigate. But we're also glad that this process is an uncommon one -- this is only the second grand jury ever formed in the history of Lancaster County -- and that, for the most part, the criminal justice system here works in full view of the public.
It's a lot safer that way for both the innocent and the guilty.”
Intell editorial from August 15, 2001 when Totaro convened his first investigative grand jury (click here).
“Shaub said he does not know if the two other commissioners were successful with their motions to keep them from testifying before the grand jury.
When asked why Shellenberger and Henderson would try to avoid testifying, Shaub said, ‘I have not idea.’”
Yesterday’s Intell, “Shaub: Colleagues don’t want to testify,” (click here). .
Have you ever read such a slanted question in your life? If any of what Shaub says is true (and who knows), then Henderson and Shellenberger are very smart. This grand jury is on a fishing expedition and it has reached a ridiculous level. The article says all three commissioners have already testified before the grand jury.
Totaro knows he has to produce something from his eight month charade. The commissioners have every right and are very smart to have attorneys. Shaub, on the other hand, has recently been clearly shown to be not smart, a back-stabber and a cry baby to boot. (Click here for Lanco Yokel’s “This Just In -- Pete Shaub Acts Like a Big Baby”)
PRINCIPLE OF INDEPENDENCE
The following is from a front page news article on the “old” lipnews.com site:
A Lancaster Online Talkbacker has posted a link to an amazing article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review of November 10, 2002 titled, “Lancaster publisher among investors.” Of course this is about the hotel/convention center funding and the Lancaster Newspaper’s involvement.
The article is here: http://pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_101775.html. John Buckwalter, the president of Lancaster Newspapers, is quoted as saying that the newspaper’s role in the partnership is mentioned in every story concerning the project.
The article goes on, “That may not be enough to satisfy full disclosure, said Kelly McBride, an ethics specialist at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. ‘The problem is, the principle in journalism is the principle of independence,’ she said. ‘We, as journalists, need to be independent to hold people accountable. If you take public money, you need to account for public money.’
McBride said the public has a right to expect that newspapers involved in such deals are reporting details fairly and accurately.’” Then the article goes on to quote Ernie Schreiber, editor of the New Era: “From an independence standpoint, Schreiber said stories about the project are not reviewed by newspaper officials prior to publication. ‘They never have asked. I would not agree,’ Schreiber said.” You wouldn’t lie either, would you Ernie? Absolute shame on you.
Now, Mr. Buckwalter has tried to gag the county commissioners. Unbelievable. If you have not read the comments under Lanco Yokel’s, “John M. Buckwalter, Constitutional Scholar” please do so (click here). They are interesting and, yes, of course that’s me. Where’s my doghouse?
IT’S GETTING OLD, NUTJOB!
A note to the men’s rights nutjob who posted this yesterday regarding a proposed photo gallery on Talkback:
“I, well WE, think this is a great idea, even if I, well WE, don't personally think we'd use this option given that some readers/users are a little too interested in my personal life.”
That’s really cute, nutjob! The “stalking” bit is getting a little old, don’t you think? And don’t think for even one minute that I’ve forgotten about you. I’ll be telling people about that personal life of yours shortly (hint – it’s all lies!) For God’s sake, watch your kids!
A STONKING GOOD TIME!
For fun, and because I am about to go on a full time Suri Crusie watch, I found this on the “old site”:
I know there are very serious things going on. The convention center, prison abuse, finding who shot a two-year old and much more. I will address some of those items tomorrow. Today, however, is Friday and Tom has proposed to Katie, so I have a song in my heart and a joke in my head and I can’t get serious. The British just seem to have a way with words and there is this report from “Mega Star:”
“According to the small man himself - Tom Cruise has proposed to Katie Holmes at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Blimey!”
“Cynics, who said it was all a stonking great publicity stunt, are suddenly realizing that Cruise means business when it comes to the little lady.”
“’Yes, I proposed to her. It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I haven’t slept at all,’ Cruise said at a press conference in Paris, with Holmes at his side flashing the rock.”
“’Today is a magnificent day for me, I’m engaged to a magnificent woman,’ he ranted.”
“Does he know she’s called Katie?”
And then there’s this from the British website, “Digital Spy:”
“Bookmakers are taking bets on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes having a baby or divorcing next year.”
“Although the happy couple only became engaged to be wed this morning, bets are already being taken on their fate.”
“Ananova.com reports that Ladbrokes are offering odds of 5/1 that the couple will divorce next year. On a more optimistic note, the company are offering evens on the pair producing a baby in 2006, and 8/1 that its name will be Paris, or 50/1 that it will be christened Nicole.”
By the way, I did look up the word stonking and it was not to be found. I think the meaning, though, is self-evident and I quite enjoy the word, as in, I’m having a stonking good time today with Tom and Katie.
GO, FLOYD, GO!
Well, folks, I’m off to find the truth about Suri Cruise and watch Floyd peddle! Go, Floyd, Go! See you on Monday. (P.S. I apologize - I can't turn the "bold" off! Websites! Argh....)