November 15, 2013 4 Comments
Today I went to my first Press Conference called by Mayor John (how do I get out of this one) Dickert as a Reporter for the Newspaper I freelance for, subject Mound Cemetery the Conference itself I will cover the the Newspaper this is just about my experience at City Hall.
The primary I went was to be sure that the Natives would be able to have their story told vs the spin I expect the Journal- Times to put on the facts of the massive loss of Face by not only The “Family” in question but by the Mayor of Racine, a man that does not handle that well (Recall CAR 25 and the years of work it took to remove old staff and give it to a crony)
Got there early, and waited and that’s all good. Interesting how he had his Boy Toy bring in TV First and then invite the Press in by talking one on one of course I was not asked in, yes as I see it it was a insult directed to me.
Sticks and Stones right? Well with three Alderman in the room all knowing that I could not be kept out I recalled the fact that I could NOT be excluded and walked.
One of Pet Aldermen (I think Kaplin) had to put in his .02 as a way to show his disdain
The production went off, IMHO The Mayor Spun his web, the song and dance ended I met with a source in the hallway and came back to HQ.
The most interesting part was as far as I could tell The Mayor wants to be a TV star but not one where he loses face. See I think he put a lot of his presage on the line and lost big and to a group of Minorities and was unable to do as he said he would do for well Good Old Boys with Money.
Now in my mind there will be payback. How will it be unit? Egging Houses? Another Newspaper Two new Blogs how does he get away with it?
He does not understand its a new age in Racine