Those comments are far from the truth because everyone reads us, otherwise why are so many people trying to destroy this fine publication?
We are not an anti-government or anti-police newspaper; we are a newspaper that is against government corruption and against police corruption and brutality.
We do not want to get rich; we just want to do something for the people of this community who do not have anyone speaking up for them; it is our way of “giving back to the community” as politicians always so proudly proclaim as their reason for running for office.
We respect everyone’s opinion and we strongly believe, respect and defend every amendment of the Constitution, including the First Amendment, but that does not mean that we have to give up our rights just to please someone else.
Everyone that comes to the Las Vegas Tribune office has the same comment or explanation for their being here: “I like what you guys are doing and want to be part of it,” but then the first thing they start doing or wanting to do is to change what we have created and what we have built that they “like so much.” They just need to “update and improve” us to a higher quality and more modern style.
First they start creating a new website followed by a new Facebook page, instead of just improving the ones we already have, and they do that with their own password over which only they have control.
Once we got to the point of having three Facebook pages, and yet the website for radiotribune.com that we have paid for disappeared and no one could “remember” the password. That might’ve been fine and dandy if those involved would’ve followed the editorial line that has made the Las Vegas Tribune a trusted publication for this community and all those who choose to read it, but as soon as such individuals get the green light to do whatever they need to do for the best of the radio station or the newspaper, they do a complete U turn and start publishing articles that do not follow our principals and post stuff on Facebook that we do not agree with.
Where are their First Amendment rights, you might ask, and we can tell you that we have published and posted lots of articles and pictures that we do not agree with, but under the author’s name and not under the name of the Las Vegas Tribune.
As a newspaper, the Las Vegas Tribune does not condone breaking the law in any way, shape or form and that includes the illegal use of marijuana, cannabis or whatever other name it goes by; nor do we choose to use our paper for anyone’s personal platform to freely promote their own cannabis business.
We consider ourselves to be a local newspaper. Individually, we may have our differing opinions on political issues, national or international, but our major concern is the local political scene and local issues, and we do not like to offer opinions on issues about
which we are not fully knowledgeable.
You may want to read Rolando Larraz’s “My Point of View” in this edition of the Las Vegas Tribune. As Larraz points out in his column, people who do not fully know the issues concerning another country should not be expressing their uneducated opinions, much less commenting or editorializing publicly on the airwaves or in
Again, anyone may want to smoke those currently illegal cigarettes for any number of reasons, and they have the right to do so, but we also have the right to ask you not to do it in front of us or on or around our property.
And you may like, admire or idolize other countries’ leaders and we respect your right to do so, but we will expect you to respect our right to our own opinions. When using someone else’s forum to state your opinion, those rights must be respected; that is how the Las Vegas Tribune was born.
The best thing people might do in this regard is to put their money where their mouth is and create their own forum, their own publication and their own radio station. In fact, we believe in and respect everyone’s right so much that we are willing to sell them our radio station. They would all be in good company; after all, we now have sitting judges, narcotic detectives and newspaper publishers holding the honor of legally being able to sell the drug. Just don’t use the Las Vegas Tribune for your own platform in that regard.