So its okay to be politically biased if you don't get paid for it? Sorry, but true journalists are objective observers - something that has been increasingly lacking at the CSIndy for the last few years.
As for the Gazette, about the only truth we can agree upon is that its coverage now leans precipitously towards money - regardless of who provides it.
Double duty of working for the GOP is just like running articles that end up in a book written by the Editor. The G is side stepping transparency issues (editor married to GOP political activist) by re-printing editorials from the other Anschutz owned paper and running.
To cover up the Gazette's blatant right wing stance their conservative followers cry that the paper is liberal.
PS: More like Eric Singer is trying to keep a job and stay pertinent.
In response to LibertyForAll, hoping he can respond in an adult like manner.
I will respond to one comment from his last group of posts.
My first response to him was to correct him on his comment:
"Janet forgets/ignores the fact that the Dems held majorities in both chambers for much of BO's terms, and thus, did the most blocking of either party."
That's was just simply false...incorrect.
My response was to correct him that president Obama only had a democratic majority in both houses for 25% of his 8 year term, and one of his accomplishments during that short 2 year span, was to get us out of our financial freefall and begin a recovery.
This was his response to that:
"Hey "Mick", your math is about as faulty as it gets, because annualized growth under BO is pathetic, we've suffered through the first down-grading of our global credit rating ever, and the federal debt has ballooned to $19T+."
The math I was talking about was the 25% of his term, very easy to see if you read my post.
I was stating what I believe to be a fact and that is that the worst economic collapse any of us have ever experienced in our lifetime was turned around into a recovery in June of 2008.
I also noted, it was a slow recovery, I won't deny that.
All I was saying was in his second quarter ( I said third, I was wrong, it was his second quarter), with a democratic congress, he was able to turn this collapse to a recovery. That is always the first step and it was accomplished.
I also said this:
"yes, it was a slow recovery, but the recovery had started.", so I fully agree the recovery and growth was slow, but it was both a recovery and growth, compared to the free fall we were in.
And just an aside point to LibertyForAll's last response to this, to blame the down grading on President Obama is quite suspect.
It would be very easy to say, the reason for the downgrade was due to the Republican's rather ignorant threat to not increase the debt ceiling and threaten the U.S. to default on its loans.
There were a lot of Republicans who were saying that defaulting on our debts was not such a big deal....I beg to differ and so did Standard and Poor's.
Eric Singer ran for office (City Council, I believe) many years ago. Sounds like he's using the Gazette and El Paso GOP to rebuild his base of support for a future run. He would be the Gazette's darling, after all...
I have said this before and I will say it again.
Read those responses from LibertyForAll and see, feel the venom, the anger that this man unleashes when someone disagrees with him.
The personal name calling, labeling and insults.
The anger he emits is very disturbing and quite concerning as this man most likely has a rack full of guns.
"despicable, just another ugly means that republicans do to subvert our democracy"
Kinda like, I dunno, the DNC fixing the nominating process against Sanders so the Hildebeast would be installed as the candidate, then firing the gal in charge of it just so she could immediately hired by the Clinton campaign?
Do you ever think about the hypocrisies that you contribute here, or does it cause too much cranial distress?
'This was in large part due to the economic recovery bill past by the Democratic held congress. They also passed the Affordable Care Act during that time. Those we both huge accomplishments"
Hey "Mick", your math is about as faulty as it gets, because annualized growth under BO is pathetic, we've suffered through the first down-grading of our global credit rating ever, and the federal debt has ballooned to $19T+.
As for the ACA, costs are skyrocketing, patients are being dumped, providers are walking away and insurers are abandoning the exchanges in record numbers, but don;t just take my word for it:
"elect Hillary Clinton as president"
Obviously, Mick is okay with a lying, corrupt, geriatric, elitist, unqualified, hypocritical, Socialist, 1%er, serial-rapist enabling mental-defective in the highest office on the planet, which tells you all you need to know about him, and everyone else that "Liked" his suggestion/s, LOL!!!
Kudos Jay...thank you for the factual layout on how ColoradoCare affects businesses.
What Dan Lewis is doing is the same despicable threats that the Koch Brothers, Papa Johns and some other right wing companies including a local Colorado Springs builder (can't remember the name) did during the 2014 presidential elections. It was all lies.
They will tell their employees if they don't vote the way they want them to, their jobs are in jeopardy. It is so despicable, just another ugly means that republicans do to subvert our democracy.
It has become apparent, that republicans hate democracy, and subvert it by threatening jobs, voter suppression laws etc.
Thank you for shining a factual light on the subject.
hey the article does not take into account that once colorado care passes.... the business wont need extra insurance. (minus the 7% cost) ((( Colorado Care cost is 10% total, 6.5% paid by the employer and 3.5% paid by the employee...so he saves 1%. he wont have to fire anyone hes just blowing smoke.))) The fact he pays 20% above normal might have something to do with his losses i mean lets be real here huh? Colorado care is a good idea.
here's the portion about costs in the amendment.
(CHI estimates ColoradoCare would bring in $36 billion in its first year and cover 4.4 million people. It would be run by a board of directors and would likely go into effect in 2019, after a preliminary period during which it would charge a tax of .09 percent. When running, it would be funded mainly by a 10 percent income tax, two-thirds paid by employers, one-third paid by employees. The self-employed would pay the full 10 percent tax.)
Muslims really need to try understand that they are walking dead by virtue of worshipping one of Satan's alter-egos - the idol of Baal in Mecca - to which they kneel under a crescent moon in their mosques.
The true GOD YHWH, Father of Jesus and all us humans repeatedly destroyed the followers of Baal and His Son, Jesus, repeated this is the fate of idolaters like Muslims in Revelation 22:15.
Unfortunately all Muslims have ears and eyes blocked by Satan and will not open a Bible or listen to any logic or reason and so they walk in Satanic ignorance to their destruction.
It would be a truly Christian act if anyone can get to the young women in the article and have them read Rev 22:15 or 1 Corinthians 6:9 both of which state: '9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men.'
Unfortunately the women will claim any such effort is hate crime just as any homosexual, lesbian or pedophile would if confronted with their fate.
So basically Muslims have to be left to walk to their doom along with homosexuals, lesbians and pedos.
I was disappointed when Brandi Williams lost to Keith King last election- I'd like to see her back on council. We need new faces and new thoughts on all levels
Stop picking on Robert Lewis Dear? Yeah, because when he shot and killed multiple people "for the babies" (WTF!?) he really proved himself to be a functioning and well-respected member of our community and thus, we really shouldn't make a biug deal out of his human hunting.
This city is certifiably insane. You will protest the establishment of a second methadone clinic because "dangerous criminals congregate there" and refuse to offer a needle exchange or even view those with substance dependencies as human beings... And yet you bemoan the media's coverage of a man that literally and purposefully took the lives of others!
Tannim, those who disagree with you are not idiots, are not brain damaged and probably don't have cooties.
The name calling is beneath you, how about keeping the conversation and our debates respectful.
I would like to remind my friend LibertyForAll that President Obama had democratic majorities in both chambers for the first two years of his presidency. Hardly "..much of BO"s term", more like 25% of his term, if my math and facts are correct.
During those first two years, much was going on and much was accomplished. Remember, we were in a financial collapse like none of us alive have seen in this country. By the third quarter of his first term June 2008, we were out of the recession, yes, it was a slow recovery, but the recovery had started. This was in large part due to the economic recovery bill past by the Democratic held congress. They also passed the Affordable Care Act during that time. Those we both huge accomplishments, regardless whether you supported either of those bills, as I am sure none of you Springs conservatives do, doesn't matter they were still accomplishments, meaning they did something to try and make things better for the people.
The accomplishments ceased and the "do nothing" congress began in 2010, when the Republicans took over the house and has continued even when they got both houses in 2014.
So, most of President Obama's term in office has been with a "do nothing" divided government, like 75% of his term in office, if my math and facts are correct.
What is the lesson learned from this....
If you want our Government to work for the people again, elect Hillary Clinton as president and give her a Democratic controlled congress and it will no longer be more of the same. Shit will get done!
Also.....VOTE IN THE MID-TERMS :)
Deschedule. Not reschedule.
New York? Flat and wimpy.
Pikes Peak? Now, THAT'S a marathon!
Where do they find these dolts?
Dan Lewis: at least you know what running a payroll means. The idiots promoting 69 don't.
Physicians for ColoradoCare: Heal thyself. You are clearly suffering from brain damage if you think 69 will accomplish those goals, because it clearly won't.
Brent I. Weiner: But you still have cooties.
Janet Brazill: Not getting anything done is actually an accomplishment since Congress as a rule stinks.
Prediction: HazyHurts has no clue what's coming, which is a cannabis revolution in the April election.
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