Media

City’s Mouthpiece, SA Express News and Cronies Attack Firefighters

City’s Mouthpiece, SA Express News and Cronies Attack Firefighters 10/7/2018 The Sunday (10-07-2018) edition of the liberal/leftist San Antonio Express-News has a front page article and an opinion editorial, both critical of the three proposed city charter amendments. The front page article is a personal hit piece on SA Firefighters union leader Chris Steele claiming the campaign for city charter amendments is actually a power play for him. The second is an editorial by former SA mayor and HUD secretary Henry Cisneros who says the city charter amendments will create political “chaos.” However, the facts are these. The City Hall…

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Censorship by Omission

  We were at the steps of City Hall on a beautiful Wednesday morning in October, 2012.  The news conference was ready to begin.  Cameras, microphones, podium and participants were all in place. There was good representation of the media as was expected since this was the first formal, public announced opposition to Pre-K 4 SA. George Rodriguez welcomed the representatives from the local news media and introduced me.  I began stating the major concerns about this pet project of Mayor Julian Castro, this resume-enhancing “feather in his cap”, a $240 million feather. Suddenly a clanging discordant noise interrupted my…