Al Mascitti just made a enigmatic reference on his morning talk show on WDEL:
When asked by a caller about trying to talk to the News Journal editorial's staff in order to "shape up" their opinions, Mascitti made a passing reference: "Well, they don't listen to me now, and they will probably be listening to me much less in the future.... but, you'll hear about that soon."
Perhaps the most guilty of all are Delaware’s media. Here’s how it works: Before she retired, one of the Gannett-owned Wilmington News Journal’s most experienced reporters, Jane Brooks, covered utility matters. She seldom reported any point of view other than that of utilities. She would walk right by a demonstration of angry citizens in order to write down the blather of utility people. When we called the Conectiv public relations shop a few weeks ago, guess who answered the phone? “Jane Brooks.”
The General Assembly, like the Governor’s Office, is played like a violin by Conectiv and big industrial interests. The many screw-ups by Conectiv over the last couple of years have had no effect on this control. John Flaherty of Common Cause has shown that during the course of Delaware’s main “deregulation” bill, the House of Representatives changed its definition of conflict of interest so more members could vote to deregulate Conectiv. Some of the members most flagrantly subservient to utilities include Sens. Thurman Adams and Robert Venables, and Rep. Roger Roy.
I caught the same vibe from that Jason. But after I looked at all of the WNJ blog CENSORSHIP that went on last night...now I think that maybe they will fire the offending Gordonbery moles instead of Al stepping down in some kind of protest......I know that there was at least three anti Paul Clark comments that were removed too...by the way do you limit your party DEM votes to people without obvious conflict of interest-developer connections who bode trouble ahead in local land use decisions?