By: Diane Benjamin
WJBC gives citizens a platform on their “Forum”. Since some individuals use this platform to spout lies, they need to be exposed. Eventually WJBC doesn’t care.
The latest culprit is once again Mike Matejka. See his comments HERE
Matejka claimed the challengers to Tari Renner’s petitions didn’t do the hard work:
Those challenging the Mayor have failed to do that tedious work. Instead, they’ve challenged hundreds of voter signatures, without having gone through these individual records to find specific discrepancies; nor have they produced affidavits from voters who said they did not sign the petition. There is only one word for the conduct displayed here and it’s harassment.
Hey Mike! Kevin Gerrard and 2 other citizens spent MANY hours looking up every name on Renner’s petitions at the Bloomington Election Commission office. That’s why Kevin withdrew his original filing and refiled with many more names! Evidently Mike missed the guy who testified FOR Renner who said that he signed his wife’s name. I can understand the confusion considering WJBC left that nugget out of their story.
Not only do the petition challengers and their cohort of video-toting sidekicks from Edgar County have little evidence of petition fraud, they have also been extremely disrespectful to the volunteers who serve as election commissioners, calling for citizen’s arrest and name calling. Going up to Mayor Renner during the hearing and publicly calling him the name of a body orifice is totally inappropriate.
Mike, read slowly so this soaks into your noggin: The Edgar County Watchdogs were there is stop an ILLEGAL meeting! No allegations about petition fraud were ever made by them. Since you weren’t there – how about watching the video before you spew more FAKE NEWS! See it here:
Do laws matter Mike? Were we just supposed to allow a crime to be committed in front of us? Is that what you would do?
Going up to Mayor Renner during the hearing and publicly calling him the name of a body orifice is totally inappropriate.
Mike, nobody “went up” to Renner. Kevin Gerrard and Tari Renner were sitting next to each other. Renner made some comment to Kevin – and whatever that was led to Kevin calling him a name. Ask your buddy Tari what he said – then ask Kevin. I bet you get two different answers.
Mike goes on to claim “Hopefully, those who run are doing so from a spirit of public service.”
I can agree that some of the people running are doing it in the spirit of public service. I can’t agree all are. Public servants wouldn’t tax their citizens to death without much to show for it. Public servants wouldn’t have exploded spending to create government tyranny. Public servants wouldn’t claim great economic development successes when EVERY project they will tout was handed taxpayer money.
Yes, FAKE NEWS does exist – it’s on WJBC.