Almost from the get-go, some folks have tried to claim it was untrue (I guess that I was making it up, despite linking to his statement), and then again at the end of last week, the ever-correct Jane Smythe claimed that Matarrese had changed his mind because his statement was no longer on the web. At the same time, Don Roberts celebrated 20 years of talking about things without knowing what he’s talking about with special guest Pat Bail! Pat repeated the canard that Frank Matarrese had seen the light about Alameda Point because of “All” the opposition to the project (part of the “one-person, one-community-group” strategy to defeat the Point). The ironic proof? Matarrese’s website no longer presents his announcement of his support.
Anyone who has picked up this weeks issue of the Alameda Sun can see why the editorializing that passes for journalism at the paper has finally reached such heights that the “esteemed” Don Roberts praised them on Friday for their “journalistic integrity.” Seriously, can you get any lower than that? What is this “journalistic integrity?” Must be they wrote something Don agrees with, because there was absolutely zero journalism happening.
We’re all familiar with crowd overcounts by protest organizers. This makes sense when you’re dealing with 100s of 1000s of people. But what’s the excuse when you have a photo of all of them, and there are less than 40?
In today’s Alameda Journal newsletter from “former councilmember” Barbara Thomas which is so rife with bad information that it hints at why she was so spectacularly voted out of office in her run for reelection in 1991. (she received barely 20% of the vote in 1991, just beating Don Roberts for fourth place).
On Election day, we look back at Elections past and forward with election predictions from the SD&R 2008 Election poll
Eve Pearlman eloquently addresses the issue of community discourse in our small town:
KTVU journalist visit the SD&R abode and prove that journalistic ethics exist.
Hilarious ensues when the DJ Donny R brings the ethics rap hard…
After years of sending cyclists onto the sidewalks, the Central Avenue bike lanes have returned.
The Alameda Daily News makes lot’s of predictions and assertions of supposed fact, but do they get it right?