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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Comments about Paul's non-sensical rant

Paul Proudian wrote a commentary in this week's Gray News. Here is Biasbuster's reaction, some is my opinion and some is fact. Just because a person uses opinion space in a paper does not give them the right to misstate the truth. Facts are facts and must not be twisted, even in an opinion editorial. The Newspaper should have seen to that prior to publication.

Let me just say that if it was up to me, GCTV would broadcast every committee meeting in Gray.

But it's not up to you.

I’d televise the breakfast counter at Cole Farms if I could, given how much public business has been conducted there in the last year.

Imagine, public people discussing public things...in public. Will wonders never cease.

The problem is that there aren’t enough people to do it all. With three regular members and two part-time students, the cable committee is severely shorthanded.

The committee is paid, has more people on it than the New Gloucester Committee, but, oddly, broadcasts fewer meetings.

This shortage was recently made worse, when these same three councilors decided not to renew my own GCTV membership. First time such a thing ever happened. They didn’t say why. I think I’m being punished.

You are.

In any case there is no policy governing which town committee gets air time on GCTV.

Yes, there is. It's the Council Rules.

The GCTV policy manual states that “All programming will be of community interest as determined by the Cable Committee.”

GCTV can make all the policies it wants, they still do not trump Council Rules.

Public interest prompted the addition of council workshops to the broadcast schedule last fall, after councilors began holding workshops in record numbers and re-designated some as regular decision-making meetings.

Wrong. The record number of workshops came after Pam Wilkinson-Councilor, and Mitchell Berkowitz, over regulatory Manager, came on board, and they started deciding things at workshops 4 years ago. Where have you been?

but especially one that is as secretive and divisive as this one.

Does this make sense to anybody? 'watch them on publicly televised video to see how secret they are?'

If you don’t believe that’s true, just check out the video. While you still can.

Is that a threat?

8 Comments:

  • What is Paul Proudian threatening here? It sounds like something to me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:45 PM  

  • "Paul is what Paul does", Forrest Gump

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:38 PM  

  • You state that Proudian is being punished. Why is he being punished?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:18 PM  

  • People who are re-upped, given something, offered something, or otherwise are publicly recognized are usually being rewarded. When people are rejected, fired, denied, or declined for something it's usually the opposite of a reward...or, a punishment. I do not know the reason, only the public action. And it was not a reward.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 7:25 PM  

  • At least he keeps his rants and untruths in a paper that noone believes anymore...even those that say they do deep down know Ray's paper is not a News paper but a way of trying to distort the view of people who do not get information anywhere else. Don't believe them or any news source without verification. You'll soon see things far more clearly. The truth and fact is enlighteno=ing and powerful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:50 PM  

  • Paul Proudian is the king of Cheap Shots.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:57 PM  

  • Aint that the Truth!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:33 PM  

  • The Citizens of Gray need to FOCUS NOW if we are to be represented by strong leadership down the road. Gary's term will soon be up; and if the citizens want Dependable Leadership, start doing some Serious thinking about who will represent us Fairly. We can't afford to let Richard Hall, Don Crandall, Lynn Olson, Pam Wilkinson, Paul Proudian, or Matt Sturgis resume their deceptive ways. The Future of Gray needs to be in Strong, Credible, Accountable, and Responsible Hands...we can't afford to go 'backwards'!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:06 AM  

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