Fake News

By:  Diane Benjamin This story could go 1000 different ways.  Most readers here know Fake News when they see it. The local media doesn’t. This morning two women on a local radio station were discussing how distressing it is to be called Fake News since they are in the media. A month or so ago […]

Things that don’t fit anywhere else

By:  Diane Benjamin It looks like Kroger won’t be building on East College.  There is a sign on the property now advertising Commercial property for sale,. The Pantagraph ran the story below using 10 years of data, not the data from last year showing the Bloomington-Normal Metro area lost population.  https://blnnews.com/2019/04/18/yep-people-are-leaving/ Say it together:  #FakeNews.  […]

Tired of being lied to?

By:  Diane Benjamin I’ve been writing about the Coliseum and the lies media repeats for years! CIAM and VenuWorks created their own financial statements.  Every local media uses their numbers and repeats them like gospel.  Both can say anything they want in those statements – they create them. Numbers reported by both are not accurate, […]

Pantagraph and Social media

By: Diane Benjamin Yesterday the Pantagraph printed an editorial called: Commentary: Social media is hurting America, and 2019 is the year we need to do something about it It was supposedly from the Dallas Morning News with no names attached.  Read it here if you missed it:    https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/commentary-social-media-is-hurting-america-and-is-the-year/article_10a43651-9261-5463-8009-d67ea18be67c.html Yes, they claim social media is hurting […]

The media won’t report this!

By:  Diane Benjamin Long time readers know the former Coliseum managers would issue their financial statements, and then the auditor would issue theirs.  The media always reported the CIAM numbers but never the audited numbers. Audited losses were much higher! The media is continuing to report fake news because the audited number from VenuWorks aren’t […]

You can’t make this stuff up!

By:  Diane Benjamin Let’s play a game!  Who can spot the fake news? Source:   https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-cheers-to-arc-teachers-readers/article_3e9ba81f-188f-5be7-909d-e78e823f2825.html Anybody see a problem? . . . .  Nothing was approved! The agenda even states the presentation was to get direction from the Council: What else does the Pantagraph publish they don’t think you are smart enough to know is […]