All About Yuppie Arlington
Not at all. They have some youngun as a reporter. Its the Sun-Gazette that is the problem. Scott McCaffrey is the tool of the developers. His job depends on their ad money so he kisses up to them.
they sure do not mention anything the Arlington Greens are doing. At least Snott McCaffrey mentions Green candidates and party members.By the way I hope everyone who participates on this blog will come out to the rally for the housing authority at this Satuday's Board meeting. Meet at 8 in front of the County Bldg.
The Post is of, by, and for Yuppiedom, from the gas guzzler Yupmobiles that get reviewed and extensively advertised to the featured Yupscale neighborhoods and hundreds of pages of advertising every week for unaffordable McMansions, condos, and apartments. Then there's the Style Section...
The Post is a total "pave paradise" Yuppie hedopaper dedicated to creating an upscale urban luxury in-fill party zone inside the Beltway and suburban luxury sprawl everywhere else in the region, extending out 100 miles. The Post supports wholesale environmental devastation through massive sprawl and a massive increase in the number of automobiles on the region's streets and roads. Post's management is a bunch of country club / chamber of commerce Republicans who never saw a McMansion or gas guzzler they didn't like.
Want to know who the real Eco-Terrorists are? The local, regional, and national newspapers who profit by participating in the wholesale destruction of the environment through massive population growth, massive motor vehicle traffic growth, and massive sprawl development and by trashing Greens and other environmental activists in both the news and editorial pages.
Corporate welfare? How about the PR that is written by the 6-person PR team in the Arlington County Manager's Office that taxpayers pay for and which the newspapers print as "news"?Post is the worst. Wash Post executives know better but go the Yup hedo route anyway.
I resent the $500,000 and more Arlington County spends every year providing press releases to the news media which the news media either slightly rewrite or print verbatim as "news". This is a total conflict of interest on the part of the media, who almost always endorse the incumbents who authorize the large PR expenditure and is a total misuse of tax dollars.If the media are going to accept and publish County PR as news the media should not editorialize or endorse candidates.
I don't read the local newspapers. I suggest others who are fed up with Yupublicrat government do likewise. If I want to know what the County's propaganda machine is putting out I go to the County's Web site. Arlington County saves the Post, Sun-Gazette, Connection Newspapers, etc. millions each year by employing a large PR staff that hands out hundreds of press releases that the local newspapers print as "news." The pay and working conditions for local news reporters are miserable and they consequently do as little actual reporting as possible.The local newspapers are written by and for local chambers of commerce and incumbent Republicrats.I also refuse to buy anything from companies that advertise in local newspapers. Doing so only makes the gentrification and re-segregation worse. Local Yupublicrat newspapers totally depend on pro-gentrification advertising for income.
Check out the news stories about Green Party members' appearance before the County Board last Saturday regarding affordable housing. The Greens were depicted as little more than nuisances.I am happy someone mentioned the millions local media are earning each year by publishing the PR handouts written by the Arlington County PR machine at taxpayer expense. The weekly local newspapers could not publish without pro-gentrification advertising and "free" PR handouts promoting the County's gentrification agenda!
The Post and other news media are corporate welfare bums. The weeklies (with the possible exception of the FC News-Press) could not publish if it were not for PR handouts from local governments' PR machines. That costs the taxpayers millions each year.
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