Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

There you go again...

Travis FactsWrong is at it again this week with a blistering "who cares" editorial about Mayor Blum's use of email at City Hall. Clearly, like most of us -- Mayor Blum occasionally checks her email from work. Considering she must be at work more than she is at home, I'm not surprised.

After using a public information act request to get the emails, one has to wonder why he wasn't more clear about which exact emails he listed and quoted were sent to the Mayor's city hall account and which one's were to her personal account. How public should her campaign consultant's personal communication to her be? Do we really need to know what they were talking about? Better yet -- is it really our right to know? It's not like they are public officials. If she was having trouble in her marriage, would he print that too?

I'm sure the Mayor has learned her lesson and it looks like she now has a Blackberry so the issue is no longer one. The larger issue is why FactsWrong is so intent on destroying the Mayor at all costs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to edit your 8/10 post for clarity.
If Travis wrote a "who cares" column, and you add a "who cares" paragraph, you end up with a "who cares" post.
What, exactly, is your argument?
Maybe, it's more like, who cares.

8/10/2005 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just when i thought blogabarbara was dead....but try to post more than once a month could ya?

8/10/2005 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The writing is nonsensical and they are not self-corrective.
When I can understand them, I agree with everything they write.

8/11/2005 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. Get it checked out with your lawyer before mailing? Jesus, just one time say I screwed up, without walking the Nixonian legal line. I bet we all wish that a new purchase of a Blackberry could wipe away our mistakes. By the way, what do you call Travis if his facts are correct?

8/11/2005 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Marty now has a opponent, other than her imaginary friend, of course. Don't care for him but at least now her twisted minions can fight someone she is actually running against.

8/12/2005 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that you now will pull off posts that disagree with you. Nice open dialogue. Your blog has lost all crediblity. If you are going to post old News Press articles why don't you post Marty's idiotic dissembling after the death of Katie Janeway? At least, unlike Ebenstein above, she actually said it.

8/16/2005 11:35 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Actually no -- it's not about disagreeing, it's about civility. Say what you want but personal attacks are unwarranted -- especially under cover. As Valerio pointed out, at least use a nom de plum...poke fun, say what you think but calling people bad names and making personal accusations involving a deceased child and psychiatric drugs isn't exactly the spirit of blogging.

8/16/2005 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, this blog is censuring people by pullng off postings? oy.

9/01/2005 10:44 PM  

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