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Thursday, May 30, 2013

TRIBUNE PUBLISHES A PRETTY LITTLE PIECE OF PRO TRIMET PROPAGANDA

Lead 'hack' Warner
This is really quite disgusting, but not a surprise. Mainstream media runs to the rescue of Mcfarlane and his cronies via the hack sitting as the current board president.

My comments first, which will most likely be removed from the Tribune site, as they have done before:

Warner's long ride boosts TriMet

{"“Neil is operating with the full understanding and support of the board,” Warner says. “We respect what he is trying to make happen.”}
~~~>Experienced Trimet enthusiasts know full well Mcfarlane is not operating alone here. He is following a carefully scripted plan, most likely laid out by himself and his predecessor Fred Hansen (currently soaking tax payers for $16k each and every month) and whoever the power players are that are hidden from public view and scrutiny. (the hack in the governors office comes to mind)

{ATU 757 officials question whether the board is aware of everything McFarlane does, however. “When you go to the meetings, you wonder if the board has even read what they’re voting on,” says ATU 757 President Bruce Hansen}
~~~>It's perfectly reasonable to assume that board has very little understanding of what they are voting on. The only information they get is given to them by Mcfarlane or his hand picked cronies. They get no outside counsel

{No one who knows Warner should be surprised by his high profile. Before becoming board chairman, he held a series of increasingly pressure-filled public positions in the state and region. They include executive stints at Hillsboro, Washington County, the Portland Development Commission, Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation.}
~~~> The man is  a career technocrat, much like Mcfarlane, spending his entire career as a tax funded bureaucrat. What does he know of the concerns of the average man in the street or the guy that drives the bus. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

{In person, Warner hardly seems like the kind of person used to negotiating with elected officials, running large bureaucracies, and brokering multimillion-dollar deals. Trim and fit, with graying hair and a thick mustache, he looks more like a favorite uncle at a family gathering. He has a relaxed personality and is even dismissive of his extensive background}
 ~~~>Pure subjective PROPAGANDA, plain and simple.

{The board unanimously approved the $485 million budget a few minutes later.}
~~~>That's not news, that's the way it has been done for years and years. The board (in reality sock puppets) routinely approves whatever the general manager puts in front of them.

{Bringing credibility}
~~~>HUH? Says who? The writer of this propaganda piece that's who!

~~~~>I can't read anymore of this drivel, sorry. Such obvious propaganda it sickens me. I am sick of this disgusting hero worship that passes for news. Warner is a hack sent in to prop up that bumbling general manager Mcfarlane who under his watch:

1-Has lost more than a few unfair labor practice complaints

2-Hid raises for himself and his cronies
3-Was fined by the courts for obstructing justice
4-Intentionally obstructed the Oregonian investigation into overtime at Trimet.
5-Intentionally obstructed the investigation into the yellow line crash at expo center.
6-Has sent drovers of storm troopers onto trains (even with dogs) to terrorize riders
7-Has created an institutional disrespectful workplace  by dragging his problems with the union onto the public stage creating a hostile public to the union workers.

Mcfarlane is a disgrace, and Warner is a disgrace for trying to prop him up.


Will you allow this contrary point of view to remain on your web site? Who knows. Of course your print edition allows no contrary point of view



Warner's long ride boosts TriMet
 

1 comment:

Lane J said...

You know it Al. I almost caused a bio hazard bus reading it on the 12.