I wanted to share some information with our readers today to try and give you an idea how things are going for Salisbury News.
Today we put up an article that gained major attention not only on a local level but it really shook the roof in Annapolis as well.
You see, no one expected little old Salisbury News to produce numbers as accurate as we provided today and because we did so we were not only copied and read on the air, print media actually contacted us as well asking if we'd share exactly where we came up with our figures.
When you have a select group of patriots out there working hard every day, not for money, we do so because we care about our Eastern Shore and our way of life. We're tired of being subjected year after year by special interest and bought media who refuse to put things on the line. You see, WE feel YOU are NOT stupid. WE deliver you the truth and YOU can decide which source you can trust. Clearly by the consistent numbers we turn every day, Salisbury News ranks #1.
When the local media has to steal material from you, (you know who they are) and not give you credit for your work, then watch them throw out lines like Delmava's News Leader, (for example) the only people who believe it is the ones throwing the quote out there in the first place. They do so in order to walk into your business and say, look, we're Delmarva's News Leader, (for example) we'd like you to buy an ad.
When the rest of the media calls you and asks you to help them understand numbers, when some of them don't even call and get on the air and start throwing out numbers NO ONE has yet published, well, their thieves and that's all there is to it. All of which has happened today. In fact, we just put up another article about the businesses closing in this area and I have to believe its just too much work for them to actually do a report on it. They don't want to let you know things are as bad as they actually are, just like their NOT exposing how bad crime actually is here until Salisbury News came along.
I guess the worst part is them having to actually bow down and say that their source was Salisbury News. Some of these people would rather break the law and get sued first before they'd actually admit we've been providing stories well in advance. Heck, let's take the Teacher fainting at Bennett High School today. Let's see how long it takes before they come up with that story. My guess, no later than the 6:00 News and maybe even by the 5:00 News.
It cracked me up the other day when I went to the County Council Meeting, no WBOC at all! Once they saw our article they RACED to the GOB and interviewed Joe Holloway. Then they put a reporter at Bennett Middle School and went live from there at 6:00 PM. Those jackasses couldn't even take the time to be there for one of the most important stories, perhaps of the year. But they have their little munchkins sitting at their computer where they admittedly are told they must refresh Salisbury News every 5 minutes to see what's going on. They saw the response/comments and put it in high gear.
Greg Bassett from the Daily Times blew his stack today and came out of hiding to write an editorial about all kinds of stuff going on. He attacked the City Council over Paul Wilber. Then he attacked the County Council about Bennett Middle School. Guess what Folks. The Daily Times NO LONGER HAS THE INFLUENCE THEY USED TO ENJOY! That's why Greg Bassett started pounding his chest. God Forbid they start losing the biggest accounts they have, the City, the County and the BOE. Without them they're nothing and they know it. So the big Chief has to step in and say, LOOK AT MEEEE, we love you guys and we're madder than hell. Shut up Greg, you look like a fool.
All in all it's been a very interesting day. We may not get the credit we deserve but you and I know who's doing what. Thanks for letting me vent.