by: Diane Benjamin
Since Mayor Renner completely controls the Pantagraph, today a Starcom story appeared. In case you forgot, Mayor Renner viciously attacked Alderwoman Stearns Monday night for even suggesting the program should be looked at. The Pantagraph did a nice job covering for the City, no mention of interviewing Alderman Lower about his comments Monday or any mention of talking to Alderwoman Stearns.
Did Renner write the story for you Pantagraph?
The Pantagraph is totally missing the real story. Renner wanted tax increases without cuts and he got them. Alderwoman Stearns presented a list of items for discussion that she felt could be cut. Alderman Lower worked with her to compile the list. Renner pounced on Starcom as a way to avoid any discussion about the cuts. The Pantagraph and other media sources played along with his game. Renner has NOT been held accountable by the media for reading his prepared attack. Renner obviously plotted in advance to attack Stearns, he just waited until he had his tax increases. Anybody getting news from the Pantagraph is totally unaware that the “heated argument” wasn’t even close to an accurate description. Any credible news source would be questioning Renner’s ability to remain Mayor, he is obviously unstable.
Two members of the Council tried to save Bloomington from massive spending increases and THREE new taxes. The rest of the Council didn’t care. The one Alderman who was the most vocal was viciously attacked in open session by the sitting Mayor. The Pantagraph has continued the attack. If you are a resident of Bloomington, please email both and thank them. I’m sure they feel alienated since the other Council members did not come to their defense and the media has marginalized them. Evidently the potted plants really like to spend and tax – just like the Mayor.
Kevin Lower email: [email protected]
Judy Stearns email: [email protected]