There’s a New Standard For News: It Should Be Objectivity, and Should Not Be Ideology

Following are quotations from an article recently published by Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times “Amazon.com founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos … named Frederick Ryan as the publication’s new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation’s premier news organizations…. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of […]

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Living in the New York Times World

April 19, 2014 By J. Paul Masko “We need citizens who see the cascade for what it is: an ideologically biased cultural prism that, through its thoroughgoing, omnipresent and enveloping messages and directives, seeks to create a uniform stance and punish those who will not conform.  And if you are targeted by a subdivision of […]

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Whidbey News Times Fumbles Again

Keven R. Graves, executive editor and publisher for the Whidbey News-Times, commented recently: “This always fascinates me … we have two different sides saying the WNT is favoring the other … I guess that means we’re doing our job right if both sides think that.” Keven R Graves, May 8, 2013 http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/opinion/205486181.html If that were […]

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Whidbey Island Fish Wrappers and their Progressive Opinions

Keven R. Graves, executive editor and publisher of the Whidbey News-Times, certainly has a right to HIS opinion as outlined in his recent editorial http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/opinion/202212551.html It is no surprise however, that his typical Progressive Democratic Socialist spin fails to address another path for resolution in the Emerson case. That resolution requires the Island County Planning […]

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PART 2: Sheriff’s Department… Safety of Island County Citizens Diminished Since 2008 Due to Commissioners Failure to Properly Prioritize Funding of Programs: many Not Even Mandated

 In 2008, the reality of our failing economy hit  Island County  and  Government  hard. After years  of being able  to fund  many   nice programs, but in 2008  Island County Commissioners were forced to reduce expenses They failed to use proper budgeting techniques such Zero Base,  Priority budgeting, etc Commissioners claim they have been using their version  of prioritizing spending but few, […]

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Safety of Island County Citizens Seriously Diminished Since 2008 Due to Commissioners Failure to Properly Prioritize Funding of Programs; Many Not Even Mandated

This report  about the Prosecutor’s  operation is just the tip of the iceberg regarding this serious  problem. When the analysis of Sheriff Brown’s operation is completed you will see an ever more depressive picture of citizen safety This needs analysis uses 2008 as the benchmark for staffing and M&O budgeting. That was the last year at which […]

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Whidbey News-Times removes on-line editorial “Carrying guns: You can, but it doesn’t mean you should” from 09 Feb on-line edition

UPDATED (see below) Was a series of on-line readers’ comments on the morning of Saturday, 09 Feb, simply “too much” for the Whidbey News-Times (WNT)? The newspapers’ on-line editorial chastised citizens about exercising their 2nd Amendment Rights at this past Tuesday’s Oak Harbor, WA City Council meeting. The WNT posted the editorial Saturday morning, and […]

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE, One More Time; There is Not a Wetland on Emerson’s Property and There Never Has Been One

Well here we go again with more information, all from Island County records again proving that there is not now nor never has been a wetland on Emerson’s property A February 6 Public Documents Request regarding the short plat division of the parcels surrounding the Emerson’s home  and Emerson’s  parcel indicated the following:  Official county […]

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Local Newspapers Continue Banishment of Online Commenter

Ken Wolf, longtime resident of Whidbey Island is still banned from contributing online comments in local papers via Facebook. Regardless of the message, these local newspapers still find it necessary to manipulate the online conversation by suppression of citizen’s comments. Comments associated with a recently published an article in the Whidbey News Times entitled: Emerson […]

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Is Lame Duck Homola Planning another Clean Water Like Present For Thanksgiving; No Gun Shooting on Watanabe’s Property

Sounds like Homola is planning to go out with another act of stupidity on her record  Word has it that she’s dusting off her old fight with her neighbor about gun noise Last go around said, “According to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, based on state law and county ordinance, Watanabe has complied with addressing the safety concerns surrounding the incident that the department […]

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