Spin Vs Reality of Corruption
You Choose the Future of Journalism
"An informed citizenry is the bulwark of a democracy." Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson though all it took was a free press to protect the American people from the power of government. He never considered the possibility of the pols and power brokers corrupting a free press. Local media has always been bias toward incumbents and power. The press protected pols by not covering up stories that would hurt them for years. The internet has forced pols and the power brokers to reach out to media experts.
Today political consultants are teaching pols how to use the internet, Facebook and twitter for spin and power. This comes at the same time as cut backs in newspapers and changing standards of what is acceptable in journalism. A mover aways from serious investigative reporters to young journalist who can do no more than print fluff fed to them by pols and counsultants. Master media spinners like George Artz playing the press for sucker for his clients like political boss Seddio. Who the real Frank Seddio and what he is really up to is lost in the Pasta sorce.
Sad Journalism Written By A Political Consultants and the Events They Set Up
Frank Seddio Is Your Italian Grandmother(City and State) “You should use cold water with chicken cutlets,” says Frank Seddio, the new chairman of the Kings County Democratic Party. “You want to keep them fresh. You don’t want it to get too warm. You have to be careful with chicken. When you cook it, you can’t leave it out too long. Temperature is very important with chicken.” * The New Leader of Brooklyn's Democratic Party Hopes Cannoli Diplomacy Can Heal Old Wounds
Real Investigative Journalism (All Alone) by True News
Seddio: Leave the Gun Take the Cannolis(True News) The problem the reformers have with Seddio is that except for the Daily News warning the press has done very little to inform them who is the real Frank Seddio. There is a lot to be learned by investigating how Seddio used the machine and government to make $$$ and remain in power in a community with dramatic racial change and his loss of ability to deliver the vote.Moderator Mark Fertig asked Seddio and the other candidates running if Planning Board 18 manager Dorothy Turano should be fired because of her involvement in the Kruger scandal. Seddio did not only answer the question but he called Fertig a very inappropriate name.It is clear from the guilty plea of Kruger and his lobbyist Lipsky that Planning Board 18 manager Dorothy Turano was deeply involved in the Kruger corruption. Yet astonishly she still remains as chairman of that board. In 2007 when a BJ was chosen for that site with a different developer (the developer who the indictment said sent checks to Turaino house) Frank Seddio small business group changed their mind and accepted BJ’s at Canarsie Plaza. The Feds say Kruger partner Michael Dorothy son was delivered the bribe money shortly after the vote.