Monday, January 30, 2006

Direct Access

One of the reasons The Senate Site was created was for Utah's State Senators to have a place to access the public directly. They are able to give their arguments and reasoning in person, without any kind of media filter. The public is also able to let the Senators know what their thoughts are. Senators have used the site on occasion to directly refute what they consider are unfair or misleading stories in the press. For example: "We Know More"- by Sen. Knudsen: Clarifies a statement made in the Senate that was ridiculed in the Tribune. Senator Knudsen felt the quote was taken out of context. "What the media hasn’t told you about the GRAMA Task Force"- by Senator Thomas: Senator Thomas felt the media coverage of the task force had been "self serving" and used the site to make points he felt should have been made by the press. Perhaps Mayor Rocky Anderson should follow the Senate's example. After all, it's his administration and his image. He should stop blaming people and start working.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get it. Instead of a Communications Director, Rocky would just use his own blog site. Brilliant. It takes out the middle man and saves us the tax dollars.

1/30/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

why not. It's not like it could get any worse.

1/30/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

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1/30/2006 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

You know all those "anonymous" comments that indignantly defend Rocky against even the most innocuous, bland swipes at Rocky? I always picture Rocky typing those.

1/30/2006 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I can absolutly promise you Rocky has never read let alone responded to a blog, because I have spent the last 6 months trying to get him to check it out.

ALB is eerily onto something

1/30/2006 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous The Senate Site said...

For a small donation we'd be willing to tutor the mayor.

1/31/2006 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

If it's over $5.00, will he have to report it?

1/31/2006 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous The Senate Site said...

Only to his clergyman.

1/31/2006 03:22:00 PM  

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