It absolutely amazes me how some people think. First of all, I'M IN THE NEWS BUSINESS. It's my JOB to expose these issues, WITHOUT any outside influence.
Have we lied, no. Have we mislead you, no. Have we exaggerated, no. In each and every article we have delivered FACTS, photos and evidence. Now you have to ask yourself, WHY didn't the rest of the local media tell you these very same stories?
I'll tell you why. Because they're influenced by big business and elected officials. These big businesses and elected officials don't want negative information going out there and the above message is yet again EVIDENCE of how they work.
I'm supposed to be intimidated. I'm supposed to walk around bowing down to these people because they're important, respected and looked up to in this community.
I didn't retire at 40 years old because I won the Lottery. I worked my rear end off and was able to afford to retire because I EARNED IT. I'll be DAMNED if I'm going to sit back and take messages like the one above lightly and this is EXACTLY why I now do what I do.
I am the go to guy for the little guys, YOU! I've been at the bottom and rose to the very top, much higher than a lot of those people living in fancy expensive homes with massive mortgages and debt. I got to the top and paid off EVERYTHING. So when I say something to people like this, they better damn well listen and show some respect for what I/We do here because as I am no better than them, THEY are no better than ME.
These are the same people you would NEVER hear being out physically shoveling driveways for the elderly or handicapped. Oh sure, they might reach into their pockets and PAY someone to do it but these very people are too afraid to be seen in public with a baseball cap on and rubber boots.
I have not forgotten where I came from and I prove it each and every day I get up at 5 AM, start publishing daily articles and retire at the end of the evening around 10 PM. The Eastern Shore has never been afforded such exposure and your local media has absolutely failed you. Our traffic here proves that we have risen to the top and more than likely will remain there for many years to come. Why, because bullies like the message above will NOT influence the type of information we provide on a daily basis.
I experienced this very same thing when I ran for Mayor and guess what, I refused to follow their command. Every day someone new hears about us. Every day we continue to grow. We're not on Facebook, Twitter and whatever other chat room website is out there begging for you to come here. We EARN our traffic by word of mouth. We grow because we DELIVER. Because we're CONSISTENT and because you can DEPEND on the fact that we'll deliver fresh news and information daily. Because you WON'T get it anywhere else.
More importantly, we grow each day because we are JUST LIKE YOU. We're tired of the BULLIES out there who want to keep things hush for their own special interest.
Keep Salisbury News growing. Tell a friend, a coworker, a neighbor, family. We don't want national traffic. We want LOCALS who can understand and appreciate what we do here every day.
Do you want a better Eastern Shore? Then it's time we get rid of the bullies and crooked elected officials with special interests. These people wouldn't have to work ten times harder to make the City or County a better place IF they simply acted more responsible and accountable. Heck, more than a DOZEN people can get arrested for robbing the County at the Landfill and only a couple go to jail and the majority of the admitted thieves still work for the County. Get my drift people?