Monday, January 23, 2012

Blogs Claim Oregonian Coverage of the LO Political Scene is "whining"

To All COLA LO Members,

This past weekend a blogger identified the latest reporting by the Oregonian local reporter as purely love of the "Streetcar Whiners".   Over the weekend the local Oregonian reporter released an article on the LO political environment calling it "ugly". 

It generally communicated a "pro" stance for the members of the council and manager that have decided to either leave or not seek reelection in 2012.  Many are now saying it is part of the ongoing "spin"  of the situation that has occurred in LO over the past four years.

We leave it to the reader to decide.  

The article in the Oregonian Driving Lake Oswego Officials Away has drawn substantial criticism from residents online who perceive it to be a PR piece rather than investigative journalism.    The online comments can be found on the link above.   

The Blog posting has made the following statement on the article:

"We've been complaining a lot lately about all the editorializing on the "news" pages of the Oregonian, but this is really ridiculous. Now that the wishes of the vast majority of Lake Oswego residents have finally been heeded by the local politicians -- they've killed off the insane plan for a streetcar to Portland -- suddenly several of the developer pimps have quit city government and started making speeches about how "ugly" the city's politics have become. And the O reporter just laps up the whining and prints it."

It can be found at the following link:  Streetcar Whiners  including a large number of comments posted by LO residents and rebuttals.   Its further proof that divisions and spin are dominating the local politics and the real concerns of the community may again be largely ignored before the 2012 election..

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

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