Someone sent me a clip of Saturday’s Review-Journal with a story written by Laura Mayer — and even if I was not surprised with the article, I indeed was surprised that the new management of the
allegedly “only newspaper in our city” allows their writers to mislead and misinform the community with personal hopes and dreams.
History suggests that Laura Mayer is a faithful follower of Sue Lowden and she wants to make people believe that Lowden is winning when nothing is further from the truth.
I would have to assume that the new management of the daily paper will
have better common sense than its predecessors and not allow the writers to misguide or mislead their readers when it comes to electing public figures to office.
Mike Blaski and Carrie Gear, along with Laura Mayer, are some of the
reporters with the daily paper that, in my opinion, believe that they can write what they want with a great disregard for honesty and for the truth.
So far we have interviewed all the following candidates running for sheriff: Martines, Moody, Burns, Gronauer and Barboza. All have appeared on our radio show with equal time, without any trace of discrimination against one for another because I believe that our duty and our responsibility as journalists is to give every one of the candidates the opportunity to tell the audience, as well as our readers, their ideas and their promises because the John or Jane Q. Public is the ultimate person making the decision.
We cannot, under any circumstance, hide the qualities of any of the
candidates to make the one we like — or believe to be the best candidate — look better than the rest.
No question about it: our responsibility is to present all the candidates and allow them to relay their platform equally to all the citizens.
If reporters believe that they can manipulate the voters for one candidate or another, they should quit their job and become columnists; or if they have the brains, they may try to be editorialists-but as reporters, they should report the news balanced and fair.
We have brought up this issue several times before and we bring it up again because it is important that the people become educated as to who’s who, why they are each running, and in what way and to what degree these candidates can and will affect their lives if elected.
When Sharron Angle ran for the U.S. Senate, she won the June 8, 2010
primary with 40.09 percent of the votes, besting Sue Lowden’s 26.11 percent, Danny Tarkanian’s 23.29 percent, and John Cha-chas’ 3.94 percent. But the daily paper for months was telling its readers that Sue Lowden, a friend and associate of their opponent Harry Reid, was ahead in the polls when nothing was further from the truth because Sue Lowden did not win one single county in Nevada. Lowden is an executive and owner of casinos in Nevada and perhaps her companies spend money in the advertising department of the newspaper that very possibly may be money lost if she is not named as the front runner.
So far, all sheriff candidates that have appeared on Face the Tribune have been, and acted, very civilized and respectful toward their fellow candidates, even if the rest of them were not present.
No mud-slinging, no dirty remarks about one or another; they merely
expressed their opinions and their position on issues of interest regarding how the other candidates feel; in fact the names of the rest of the candidates become a nonissue, and, to be honest, that is the way I like it; I for one am very happy and very proud of all the candidates and the class they all display during this primary campaign.
But — and there is always a but — it is very important that the Clark County constituents know that the only candidate that has not reached out to the Las Vegas Tribune or Radio Tribune is Joe Lombardo, who is
supposed to be the shoulder-tapped candidate, so tapped by the present
disgraced Metro administration; in fact he has shown very little interest in being seen in the community. He has not shown up at many of the debates, and no one has seen him around.
However, in all fairness to Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, we have to say that he is still an important part of the corrupted administration as undersheriff, and he may not be able to attend some of these events during working hours unless those who move the strings on his shoulders allow him to be seen in public — and MAYBE answer some questions from the audience, the public or the media.
That part about the media I just threw in there to be sarcastic because the media knows better than to ask questions of the almighty, “Your Sanctity” Assistant Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.
Laura Mayer should know that Sue Lowden has no chance to win any race, not even the race for dog catcher.
from the last election instead of working deals with people who trusted her.
Of course they may not be aware that after both the Gaming Control
Board and the Gaming Commission denied her husband the gaming license, the then-chairman of the Gaming Commission vetoed all votes and gave Paul Lowden the gaming license that made him a “respectable” human being — instead of just some not-so-great musician — which led to his being a very wealthy human being and part of Las Vegas’ fake society.
I have no idea where this Laura Mayer comes from, but I have the feeling that she is not an old-timer in our community and she needs to start coming down from the clouds and getting into reality. She needs to learn about our past from the people on the street, because if she only believes what certain people tell her, those people are only going to tell her whatever makes them look good.
But in the meantime, she needs to start being fair and professional
and start reporting the news instead of creating the news, or bowing
to those she thinks are among the movers and shakers.
One of the biggest problems in this community is that those in the media like to bow to the ones in office — or the ones they like to believe are moving the strings — without realizing that the masses are waking up, and it is getting too difficult to fool them as it used to be in the past.
The other big problem, as already mentioned, is that they don’t want to realize that the media is not here to make the news, it is here to report it.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.