By: Diane Benjamin
That date in 2012 is when I published the first story on BlnNews. I ONLY started writing because of the despicable reporting I saw in the local media. Organizations they liked had inflated numbers of event attendees, if they didn’t approve – the numbers reported could be less than half of actual.
Worse, the content covered was extremely bias and often didn’t come close to reflecting the real story.
I didn’t major in journalism, thank God, or I wouldn’t be able to report. I majored in accounting which comes in really handy for deciphering bull.
One thing I’ve learned in 7 years, nothing is going to get fixed nationally until local is fixed. Not paying attention to local politics means tax increases and personal projects at your expense. Nothing wonky would get passed if more people paid attention. Bloomington is going to be very entertaining for the next two years. Hopefully the citizens will see the malarkey presented and decide to oust people like Normal did. They won’t get information from the media, I need all of you to share stories you think people need to know. Unless more people vote, people will be moving out – that will make your taxes higher. Budgets cuts are impossible!.
Keep the tips coming! I’ve got an interesting story for tomorrow a reader sent. I think I will have access to a law firm to file FOIA lawsuits, still working on details. The Attorney General isn’t capable of even a timely response let alone penalties.
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Seven more years?