During last Thursday's County Council meeting, Bob Werner kindly reproved the media for not covering Gracedale events now that she is being managed correctly, and definitely traveling in the right direction.
Let us be clear - we are not defending Mr. Werner, he can do that very well himself, and does not need us to stand up for him. However, we are in agreement with his opinion, and we take this opportunity to share our thoughts.
We believe Mr. Werner was merely saying that the media should cover Gracedale as intensely in Good times, as they did in bad times, you know...the times when John Stoffa and Ron Angle made a mess of Gracedale, in complicity with O'Hare.
BO defending the media says they did not cover the story of Gracedale's "New Wing Opening" last Monday "because it's not particularly newsworthy or even blog worthy. Aside from pictures of a few suits, what's the point?"
In our opinion, the point in doing the other side of the story would be to illuminate the corrupt behavior displayed by Stoffa and Angle, and the fact that they were both wrong in all of their decisions relating to Gracedale. That's the point! But, perhaps because of media/politician relationships, the media chose instead not to follow the story. We're not saying that's the case...but that it is a good possibility, if not a probability.
The nonsensical ignoramus indicates that Werner failed in noticing that the event was emailed with only a days notice - ONLY a days notice??? Like the media has never responded to a Gracedale story on an hours notice.
NI goes on to inform the readers that: "when
John Stoffa unveiled his 2013 Budget, there was no notice at all." He goes on to say: "In
fact, there wasn't even a news conference, although
The Express Times and Morning
Call both have stories."
Well, there it is in a nutshell. BO makes Councilman Werner's point - dealing with the budget there was no notice, however, the media made it their business to cover the story...WITH NO NOTICE??? Yes - but, when it come to Gracedale, BO feels a days notice is too short. We have to ask...does that even make sense?
He went on to criticized Northampton County saying: "Lehigh County is much better at keeping all
media outlets informed. In Northampton County, it's hit or miss. Mostly
miss." We have to point out that that criticism is a direct NEGATIVE reflection on John Stoffa. Thanks for making that observation Bernie.
He continues his thoughts saying: "the press is not an ad agency." In our opinion, the media acted as an ad agency for Ron and John pushing the sale of Gracedale, but, he conveniently leaves that point out. And then continues: "It exists to inform. I get very uncomfortable when a politician starts dictating to the press about what they should and should not cover." Wow...what a statement. When Angle and Stoffa were pushing the sale of Gracedale, it was quite apparent that they were somehow manipulating the media. But, that didn't seem to make him feel uncomfortable...NO - it was okay!
Consider the referendum initiative, upon it's success, it received very little coverage. History was made in NorCo as never before, yes, history...it should have been front page news - instead it was buried in the media. Why, and by who?
And then comically he says: "I also get very leery when some members
of the press are included in important stories like the unveiling of a budget,
while others are either forgotten or snubbed." In our opinion, he means he is forgotten or snubbed. Folks, Bernard O'Hare seems to believe that because he blogs he is a member of the media - a journalist...he is not! People like Stoffa and Angle presented him that illusion - but it's not real...just an illusion. And his mind is so bent that he believes their hype. If BO is a journalist...then so are we! The difference is that we understand that were not...a demented mind does not.
His last comment states: "At some point, it stops being a story and becomes managed news." This statement makes it clear that he is out of touch with reality. Consider that during their attempt to sell Gracedale, their (Angle, Stoffa, and O'Hare) manipulation of the media, especially the Express Times was exactly that - managed news. In his ignominious mind he does not realize (or is putting on a performance) that he, in collusion with Stoffa and Angle, did exactly what he is complaining about...managed the news.