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local media’s black-out

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Dear Phil Matier & Andrew Ross,

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A cop who helped us in the beginning (retired now: Paul Swiatco *82) told me that I would ALWAYS be “too politcally red-hot” for mainstream media to even think about coming anywhere near me. What he didn’t count on was the blogosphere.  Already I have placed on Kamala Harris’ 7th page @ Google.  I spend hours every day getting my story out, one posting at a time, and by November… … …well, you get the drift.  But what you (and other mainstream reporters) don’t realize is the citizen journalist’s ability to circumvent you old dinosaurs.  Do you REALLY think by ignoring me I won’t be heard?  Not only will I be heard & my absolute proof of corruption exposed but my criticism of how I was denied in these early days of going-public will re-enforce your readership’s disdain for you & the traditional press.  Can you really afford that?  But please, do carry on.  I’m going to make sure my rapidly-growing readership realizes how controlled – and fearful of the powerful – their press representatives really are, starting with you and Ken Garcia at the SF Examiner.  For example, I’m publishing this letter to you on my site’s blog named Daily Dish of Politics. Been reading your column all these long years in San Francisco and none of the scandals you have (semi) covered even come close to what happened to me & mine in 1998-1999.

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Below is the email I have sent out to all the government boxes in D.C. including Mama Feinstein.  So much horror happened to me at the hands of the firefighters’ union that nothing fazes me now, certainly not being ignored by you media-types.  Trust me, it’ll all be out be out November.

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And what does that say about you?  Let me spell it out: go look at how b-o-r-i-n-g your columns for the last 30 days have been.  Oh, let me do it for you.  It’s hard for any writer to be objective, now isn’t it?  Here’s how you earned your pay:   1) Bart fares  2) Boxer calls Fiornia a multiple yacht owner  3) Ellison & his pursuit to own a team   4) Oakland P.D. investigates 2 councilwomen for getting in their way     5) community colleges      6) chilly Whitman relations      7) dry Bay-to-Breakers   0) Adachi’s pension reform ambitions     9)  Bart brass worried about verdict  10) Newsom & Mrs. previously invested in B.P.  11) Bart fares   12) Newsom meet & greet  13) Bart cop uses taser on fare-evader    14) Oakland budget.

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YAWN.

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So, thinking maybe I was a little harsh on you, since you two are the premier political reporters in town, I scrolled back to all your columns for the past 90 days:    15) Fiornia’s husband carries a gun   16) mass police lay-off in Oakland   17)  graffiti on that God-awful Buddha in the Civic Center  18) Bart spending   19)  Whitman & Brown set to go toe-to-toe    20) electricity costs set to rise    21) candidates spent $113 million     22) moving a manzanita bush    23) a waterfront bathroom    24) Chris Kelly’s ads taking toll on poor Kamala    25)  sponser ING Bay to Breakers    26) 49er’s stadium plan    27) Tesla deal    28) Bart shootin case’s D.A.   29) $18 million bus stop   30) Sacramento budget season opens   31) SFPD blocked from interviewing 15 year-old stalking victim  —- now I’ll admit, that was an interesting story because it reminded me how the police were incapable of investigating the firefighters’ union   32) high wages for railroad brass    33) more Chris Kelly ads    34) porn probe    35) transit systems bleeding $    36) Oakland A’s fight   37) MTA parking fees     38)  ticket-fixing scam uncovered @ DPT

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Are y’all even alive & breathing over there?

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