Niagara Falls Regional Councilor Bob Gale warns a resident not to believe news reports, saying senior regional staff are doing a “fine job” and public outrage is being manufactured by online commenters and journalists with an agenda.
“Sir, don’t always believe the press,” Niagara Falls Regional Councilor Gale wrote in response to a scathing email from a St. Catharines resident, whose view the councilor believes is “tainted by opinions from self-appointed social media crusaders and from press with negative agendas.”
For Niagara Falls Regional Councilor Bob Gale to be right in his assessment he should at the very least point to the incorrect and/or erroneous articles as “tainted by opinions from self-appointed social media crusaders and from press with negative agendas.”
In the case of ‘News Alert Niagara’ there are over 250 articles that have yet to be challenged! We challenge anyone to refute the veracity of our stories or even to take advantage of the COMMENT section at the bottom of each and every article!
Everyone can see for themselves that not one of our authorities has posted comment!
We would remind Councilor Gale that it was not the media that refused a citizen to speak to the Budget Review Committee of the Whole regarding budget spending!
It was not the media that can’t account for tens of $Millions in cost overruns and tens of $Millions more just not accounted for!
It wasn’t the media that cheats Niagara Citizens out of having their say at Council!
It wasn’t the media that caused so many concerned groups to form such as the Niagara Coalition for Good Governance all in an effort to defend against intransigent Government and Agencies of Government.
The Fact is such that the media only reacts to what is happening to Niagara Citizens at the hands of Niagara Authorities.
If Niagara Falls Regional Councilor Gale can’t refute the veracity of the articles posted by a valid source of news as in ‘News Alert Niagara’ he should do the honorable thing and apologize!