I guess Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot has really ruffled the feathers of the left-leaning editors of the Daily ‘Waste of’ Times. We hosted a CPA symposium at SU on Thursday and alerted the Daily Times – on at least 3 occasions to let them know that the guardian of our state finances would be in town presenting to the group of local CPA’s. Even the government liaison at SU sent a press release, as well. The only local news outlets that took time to cover was WMDT and public radio.
A week prior, the Times reported a significant shortfall of income tax revenues from predicted and actual. That’s newsworthy to ALL of us.
So, one would think that a one-on-one interview with Mr. Franchot would have been warranted. I guess not. Not even a response from the Times asking when and where. They obviously chose NOT to talk to him.
So, I got to thinking why?
Maybe – just maybe- his push to get schools started after labor day to help our business owners and workers in Ocean City really ruffled the liberal decision makers who disagreed with Governor Hogan’s executive order to make the change in order to benefit our local and state economy. I guess it doesn’t matter that over 70% of citizens agree with the decisions. Do the citizens think we live in a democracy? Come on, now. Seriously?! We really live in a world where the minority rules the majority, and they get the press to go along like puppets on a string. It makes me sick.
Sadly, I subscribe to the Times. One for the local sports, two for the obits, and three to light the wood in our fire pit. I don’t even glance at the USA Today center section, since it so blatantly liberal leaning. They don’t even try to hide their bias.
So, despite the weather – they were notified a week in advance- the Times decided that giving Mr. Franchot an interview was not worth their time. Just one more way the liberal press tries to influence our thinking by printing bias – or, in this case, by not printing it at all.