By: Diane Benjamin
In the latest example of FAKE NEWS, local media is still acting like Jenn Carrillo was censured at the special meeting last Monday. Evidently they didn’t watch the meeting or can’t read the agenda. “Possible action” was on the agenda, not actually doing anything. The vote was 6-3 to do something in the future. The agenda: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1113&Inline=True
Other media outlets have parroted the censure story. Just because media prints something doesn’t make it true! Obviously a lot of media refused to do even the slightest investigation if they see another media source printing something, they just re-word the story and recycle it.
That didn’t stop the Pantagraph from continuing this false narrative with an “Our Views” story on Saturday: https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-members-of-school-board-we-need-you/article_64244765-7c19-5125-b9e5-bead92e45ea6.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share
I wonder how the Pantagraph will spin the actual censure or whatever action is taken by the Bloomington City Council in the future?
Below is what Tari Renner’s censure looked like. They could have changed the name to Jenn Carrillo and put it on tonight’s agenda. They didn’t. That must mean they are creating a useless Code of Conduct that will do nothing to curb behavior unbecoming an alderman. Behavior won’t be taken seriously until We The People have the ability to remove clowns from seats of power.
The only reason I started writing 9 years ago was because of FAKE NEWS. I guess I can’t stop yet.