The failure of Mainstream Media in Racine WI. , or Goebbels be very happy Opinion
Whats the Status of the City Hall Bathrooms? How much if anything did the City of Racine (property owners) pay to settle the lawsuit our Mayor was part of (you know where the history includes Mayor John Dickert suing his own city)? What are the issues with selling Lake Michigan Water outside the Water Shed?
How do Racine Schools compare to Schools in say Detroit?
Good questions lots more that should have been asked over the years. IMHO that should have been asked over the years but where not and only in bits by non Main Stream Press in the last few years.
In Racine the big player is the Journal Times A good old boy if I ever saw one and from what I have heard over the years may have at one time send copy of the Paper to J-Wax for an OK before printing the said paper.
Is that possible? Your guess is as good as mine.
Here a story the J-T did nothing with that I can find:
SC Johnson, city emails offer intimate look
at how company secured tax exemption
One would hope that the local paper would cover this story or should I say scandal?
Why do you think the Journal Times does not seam to cover stories that show other good ol boys in less then a great light?
Next we have WRJN
Where should I begin? Why should I bother? I do not tune the station in since I am not that old that I fit there demographics. In fact I only know a few that ever do and then mostly for the weather in Winter, even that is not so much the case with WTMJ doing more on Cable/Smart Phone aps.
IMHO a nonstarter but historical note this is where Mayor John Dicker has his famous Radio during his last campaign for Mayor that cost the City of Racine 100K so far and an unknown amount to settle the case.
The City of Racine’s Community Access TV Station.
The Staff of CAR 25 coves events and stories that they are directed to do (City Council meetings) or events the staff think is cool. Case in point The Raider Games or when Mr. Butler came to town to donate a large sum of money to the United Way.
With a reach better then WRJN CAR 25 is becoming the Go To place for City approved event news.
A Paper aimed for the Minority population of the city of Racine.. I understand that Ken Lumpken has brought it back and will be resuming publication perhaps as early as this week 8/29/12
I have seen it not a lot there. IMHO if not for the fact she gets City ads it blow away.
One of the main bitchs I hear about Racine is the lack of information on topics like crime, whats going on at City Hall and the like.
I can see why folks are upset.
However as I will talk about The City of Racine does have a very good Underground press. The Good Old Boys are walking up to an issue that should have them in panic mode