Vision Vancouver’s Adoring Media Whores, er Excuse Me, Hordes…
If you have ever wondered why it is that Gregor Robertson appears to get such fawning praise from key players in the local media…let me explain away.
The Courier’s Allen Garr now sits on the Board of Directors of VanCity with Vision Clr. Geoff Meggs’ wife Jan O’ Brien, but with his beekeeping escapades from earlier this year (that were also objected to by his superiors at the Courier) his objectivity is done; the Vancouver Sun’s Miro Cernetig will lie down for any old piece offered up by Silly Hall, just to get a headline (and with little or no research); 24 hrs. “columnist” Bill Tieleman actually supports Vision Vancouver communications strategists and often appears on internal distribution lists for them…..
…and then there’ Frances Bula of the Mop and Pail. Dear, sweet Frances…(whose husband Doug Ward does a SUPERB, MAGNIFICENT job churning out balanced work for the Sun)…
Do you know what Frances’ big piece of the week was? The huge scoop of scoops?
Evidently, Vancouver City Manager, Dr. Penny Ballem’s bike was stolen from City Hall. Yes, that’s right, Dr. Bedlam’s two-wheeler was pilfered. Poached! Picked!
Oh, how will we sleep tonight knowing that the City Monster’s velo was violated?!?!?!?!
What a complete joke.
Frances Bula continues to tarnish her own brand. She ignored the Ark Tsisserev story, when it’s precisely the kind of story that made her famous and a former inspiration to me–among others. And there were many other stories she has ignored since her political brethren, Vision Vancouver, were elected and are now infesting Silly Hall.
Instead of concentrating on some key findings in the Vision Vancouver financial disclosures (that I will blog about on Monday), rather than to dig a little deeper in many of the green-initiated disasters awaiting buyers of the Olympic Village–she needed to tell us that poor Penny’s lock was mangled and left looking like “a pretzel…”
And that ‘The Ruthless One’ has owned her Brodie bike since 2003 and–here comes the comedy…Frances fears Dr. Bedlam may not be able to replace said cycle because she’s likely not to find anything that “fits her as well.”
That’s one hell of a seat Frances.
Honestly, you cannot make up what now passes for reporting by at least three local Vision lapdogs, ably led by Allen Garr, who are all clearly trading on their years in the business, instead of the kind of reporting that has afforded them such long careers–getting them there in the first place was about good investigative journalism on matters that are ones of public interest, not piffle by politically like-minded scribblers.
I’d bother you with a link to Garr’s pathetic column from Friday on Vision’s “success”, but I’ll do better than that…I’ll make it a separate post for Monday and show you how it doesn’t matter to him, or Frances, that their biases are now on prominent display…all that matters is that their political pals rule the day– and that might get accomplished again in the fall of 2011, thanks, in no small part, to the complicity of Allen Garr, FrancesBula and Miro Cernetig.
Read Frances “worthy” post, here.