Jun 20, 2018
Local Complacency In The Lehigh Valley
Most liberals in Lehigh Valley who are bent out of shape about Donald Trump are completely complacent about local politics. Because of this complacency we have a former mayor being sentenced in early September on 47 counts of corruption.
It pains me to say that we also have a local newspaper steeped in protecting local sacred cows and cronyism. There was never a word about corruption at city hall until the FBI raid in 2015. A former Allentown school board member, Scott Armstrong, complains about how silent they are now about the up-side-down district finances. I occasionally remind my readers about the paper's silence concerning the agenda of the Wildlands Conservancy.
Readers concerned about the unlevel playing field created by the NIZ are mostly confined to this blog for information. When the paper publicizes their Keystone Journalism awards, all we can do is wonder about the news in the towns with the losing papers.