Apr 21, 2013

Marginalizing In Allentown

Carmen Bell,Alfonso Todd,Julio Guridy, Ray O'Connell, Jeff Glazier, David Melman, Kim Velez
The Morning Call continues to marginalize the opposition candidates in Allentown's City Council race. Thursday evening, April 18th, four of the challengers met three of the incumbents at the NAACP Candidate Forum. Although the article, which featured the water lease issue, was on the top of page seven in the hard copy, as opposed to the usual bottom position, the article contained no photograph. The photo above is borrowed from a challenger's facebook page. As the article was presented, the incumbents were quoted on the first page, while the challengers are not mentioned until the continued portion, five pages later. The incumbents favor the water lease, while the challengers take exception to the plan. One incumbent, Cythnia Moto remains out of the country, recuperating from an illness. One challenger, Daryl Hendricks, seems to be dodging the fray. Hendricks, a retiring police captain, may find the water lease issue best avoided, since the lease was necessitated by police pensions.

photocredit:Just Uniq Productions

12 comments:

ALFONSO TODD said...

MM, we may be marginalized in other publications, but I appreciate your support and coverage!


Alfonso Todd

Anonymous said...

Yes MM and Bernie are the only unadulterated local media outlets, lehighvalleylive writters are pretty good too¡ I am hopping alfonso a kim will be at the waters closing arguments this evening.
At the closing of the publics input I will be there and this time no water filters. But I will be asking dare I say it impeach the Hole administration that is for the water sale¿

Wear redd

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that an important election for people that will serve four years is focusing entirely on an issue that may be already decided. Good or bad, but water over the dam (no pun).

I hear some claims of being "tranparant" and "serving the people" but what are the views on police/crime and the school decline?

Anonymous said...

Carmen Bell is an unwitting pawn. Recruited to run as part of a Fleck inspired tactic to dilute the anti-water vote and split the African-American vote. Smart move by Fleck and company. Bell is NOT AGAINST the Great Water Sell Off.
This is a fact.

Anonymous said...

Officer Hendricks would appear to stand for nothing.

michael molovinsky said...

@5:35, that seems harsh. he's certainly the most informed in terms of police/crime of all the candidates. i will allow all the candidates, who so desire, a guest post.

Anonymous said...

Informed. Okay... but to what end? Solutions? Suggestions? Policy positions?

Anonymous said...

Attended this very well run event. Questions were right on target and each speaker allotted ample time to reply. Parking was easy and nearby and hosts stood outside by the sidewalk to help guests find their way to the entrance. Very well done event indeed.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Velez really surprised the audience in the knowledge, tone, and delivery of her answers. How she could have been tricked by some guy is hard to imagine as she seemed right on her mark Thursday night.

Anonymous said...

Why vote for Bell?

Anonymous said...

Dayrl Hendricks was at the Leonard Buck Dinner of the Allentown Crime Watch. He was among the honorees that evening and could not easily leave the dinner as the others did who came for a pre-dinner hand shaking.

The Crime watch honored the retiring pkease management: Roger McLean, Joe Hanna, Assist Chief Warg, Captain Swartz and Captain Hendricks.

Dennis Pearson

michael molovinsky said...

dennis @5:54, i believe hendricks was also at the teacher's rally in cedar park. readers should understand that some of these comments are intended to promote candidates, and depreciate their competition.