As their defamation trial is rapidly approaching, CalCoastNews will likely continue to ride the wave of outrage among journalists concerned that their First Amendment rights are being oppressed or otherwise undermined by government officials. At first glance, it appears CalCoastNews is a victim of “fake news” shaming by the bureaucratic elite, but court records show otherwise. They are a sophomoric far cry from mainstream media outlets like the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and CNN.
Those on the far-right of the political spectrum are only interested in opinions expressed from within their echo chamber. The Tribune is catering to that myopic impulse. Likewise, some on the left are virulently opposed to opinions different than their own, and prefer to coexist in the echo chamber “safe space.” The solution to this problem is to maintain an open mind, respect the debate and work together. Easier said than done, right? It doesn’t hurt to try.
Why wouldn’t Heidi Harmon run for Council first to learn the ropes before diving head first into the mayoral seat and requiring that everyone else help her out?
Any attempt to bridge the divide should be applauded, but there’s a lingering sense of hopelessness. When the president makes remarks like that, it only motivates his supporters to exercise fascist ignorance.
We can talk about the merits of having a national marine sanctuary, but it would be disingenuous to discount the special interests involved in the debate, especially when said special interests have contributed to the conservative board majority; especially when it’s big oil interests.
The post-Trump inauguration Women’s March doesn’t have a bottom line: It is the top line of a new era in the United States, a new incarnation of old, old values about equality and respect that real Americans share.
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Self-styled “government watchdogs” Julie Tacker and Jeff Edwards are embroiled in a scandal riddled with fraud and elderly abuse allegations.
On Jan. 23, a federal judge dismissed CalCoastNews’ Karen Velie’s legal claim against District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill with prejudice. After the dismissal was made, I was able to access the court records, which are now public.
Last Tuesday’s County Board of Supervisors meeting was contentious, to say…