Monday, February 20, 2012

Oregonian Poltifact Takes on the Lake Oswego Corporation?

To All COLA LO Members,
Once again the Lake Access issue comes under scrutiny by the Oregonian political staff.    This week after a prominent leader of the Lake Corp stated that people could gain access to the Lake by buying homes for $150K the Oregonian decided it was news worthy enough to question his credibility.  

 The simple statement made by community and lake corp leader Doug Thomas Lake Access was:
“We’re not exclusive,” he said. “There are homes for sale on and around the lake right now for under $150,000 that anyone is welcome to buy.”
The Poltiifact article can be found at Really Get an LO Home for $150K?

While in the end the article rules it is half true, its a blatant attempt to invigorate the debate on public access to the lake which is being promoted by special interest groups.   Because the Oregonian decided condos were not homes they rated it half true rather than full true.  

At what point do special interests and political positions overcome journalism?  A Condo is not a home for somebody that wants Lake access?  Is the intent here really to stoke the fires of controversy regarding lake access or just to verify the general nature of a statement?  

We leave it to the readers to decide.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.

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