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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Some things about Sharon Bondroff

Gray News writer Sharon Bondroff has a blog. You can get a sense of her writing at www.crazyingray.blogspot.com

There aren't many posts but there are some of her personal life and the one near the bottom where she goes on for quite a while about how she hates anonymous comments. She calls people who comment anonymously, even if they are speaking positively about something, 'dissers.' Her blog is called Crazy In Gray. No disrespect intended I'm sure.

She also writes at journal.maine.com, there's a piece entitled "An Anonymous Rant." People who comment are people who 'rant'? No disrespect intended, I'm sure.

Sharon Bondroff was treasurer of the Democrat for Governor Chris Miller campaign a few months ago. She is also the business partner and life partner of Steve Bunker, who also ran for public office, making a bid for State Legislature (House) as a Democrat. Good to know the new "reporter" of the local free weekly is such an active Democrat.

On February 24, 2006, Sharon Bondroff wrote in The Gray News: "Andrew Upham, acting as if he'd won a landslide, flexed his power muscles and set off to remake Gray in his image. No matter that Gary Foster was council chair. Upham spoke up and often, running roughshod over other peoples ideas, plans, and proposals. He was on a tear, driving a stake into the Pennell referendum, micro-managing employee decisions, spotlighting their deficiencies, swiftly creating a culture of confrontation and intimidation, including but not limited to the public disparagement of town employees and volunteer committees." Good to know where she stands on the vice-chair of the council she is covering.

3 Comments:

  • Great post and thanks for reminding me. I will read her with a raised eyebrow now.

    By Anonymous Another anonymous, at 12:55 AM  

  • This is a problem in our media today...they ARE biased and no matter which side of an issue you are on it should concern you. Things change, people change... the media should REPORT the news NOT MAKE the news. Let them know!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 AM  

  • I think that people don't want to hear the news. I think they want entertainment. Long gone are the days when people would take a half hour every day to read the paper.

    that's not the media's fault.

    the news has to get "dumbed down" for citizens who only are interested in single issues.

    But then they're all disconnected from the other issues and citizens don't understand the process or implications of the news they read.

    So they shoot the messenger.

    Do you spend a half hour a day educating yourself.

    I bet more people could tell you the side effects of Nexium than repeat what they heard on the news....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:55 PM  

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