Keven R Graves’ latest editorial reflects the latest saga in shallow, lazy, and amateur journalism in Island County. Keven and his staff simply skim the surface on leading topics. This type of journalism is very similar to a joke that goes like this:
The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After their tent is all set up, they fell sound asleep.
One hour later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, “Kemo-Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?”
The Lone Ranger replies, “I see millions of stars.”
“What that tell you?” asked Tonto.
The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute and then says, “Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially millions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning.
Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What’s it tell you, Tonto?”
Tonto is silent for a moment, then says, “Kemo-Sabe, you dumb ass. Someone stole tent.”
The joke is rather funny yet when you apply the joke, starting with the last line, to Keven R. Graves you get: The Mean Girls are calling me names, and the Emerson’s are suing the county again, followed by a holier than thou pontification from the comfort of Keven’s Lazy Boy recliner.
What is missing from Whidbey News Times, Sound Publishing, and Keven R. Graves is the in-depth, intellectual analysis which is portrayed by the Lone Ranger in the joke above. Whidbey’s local fish wrappers do not perform ANY investigative reporting. Their reporting and opinions are one sided and biased, and Keven’s sanctimonious opinions are a direct reflection of Sound Publishing’s inept and lazy reporting.
This is evident in Keven’s statements such as: “By continuing the argument by filing yet another lawsuit, the Emersons aren’t being the self-sacrificing soldiers of liberty they portray themselves to be. Rather, they are acting more like children throwing a tantrum because they aren’t getting their way.”
Keven R. Graves is very much a politician, and his constituents are members of the Democratic Party. That is why every “news” article and Opinion has a derogatory slant against those who are not part of his constituency therefore, this is no surprise that Whidbey’s fish wrappers are waging war against the Tea Party, the Emersons , and anyone else with a different perspective.
Keven R. Graves also has clients who happen to be subscribers and advertisers. This group is getting screwed because Whidbey’s fish wrappers are reporting half of the story. That half of the story they focus on is the part which they want clients to see. There is NO objectivity and that does a great disservice to the clients. Whidbey’s fish wrappers skew the truth and distort the facts by not reporting the entire story, and the clients who read these distortions end up forming their decisions and opinions based upon those distortions. The advertisers are getting screwed because they pay the lion share for half-ass journalism. This is brainwashing 101 by Whidbey’s fish wrappers and liberal media as a whole.
Whidbey’s fish wrappers claim to be professional journalists yet their reporting and opinions are very amateurish, unsophisticated, and juvenile. Keven R. Graves is lazy and focused only on the shallow, top layer of topics with the most recent being: Name calling and Emerson’s lawsuit. Whidbey’s fish wrappers are so lazy they can’t even submit a Public Records Request to dig deeper into main issues. Instead they merely parrot what county officials have to say on the subject. Keven R. Graves lacks the skills for intelligent thought provoking journalism, and will never equal the mental capacity of the Lone Ranger. Instead Keven is nothing more than Tonto, the side kick with a simpleton mentality who proclaims: “Someone stole tent.”
Someone once said, “Don’t expect good, unbiased journalism, and you won’t be disappointed.” That is why Keven R. Graves is now awarded the Lazy Boy Recliner Award for his superior armchair journalism.