Monday, June 16, 2014

N00b Strube News....

I'm getting closer to unmasking more and more of the community government officials that troll the online comments at the website.

As many of my readers might know, I used to comment there very frequently. My principal critics have been, and always will be public officials and their government advocacy followers that administrate various groups, like the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.

So, an obvious one should be Nate Grey/Dave F/Dave in WA.

Yep, that's Mike Strube, of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce going after government critics with false and misleading names.

Regular readers of my (then) comments on Bremerton concerned the ongoing problems of violent assaults, sex offenders, dilapidated housing (two houses overlooking the Manette Bridge), drug needles, and the unacceptable conditions of the pedestrian crosswalks in the city. especially the ones near the public schools. Why does it take more than FOUR months to get a guardrail replaced on the Warren Avenue Bridge?

I'm not the only one that he's done a hack job on, check his comments out on Todd Best.

Here's an example. The money losing SEEFilm Complex in downtown Bremerton. Both the Sun and Strube regularly talked about how instantly the downtown would be more livable and thriving with another movie theater. To date, there has been no in depth reporting on the actual sales and attendance statistics for this project since it was opened.

Why hasn't the Sun ever done a story to answer the questions surrounding this project?

Has it ever come close to the actual projects? Is it currently profitable? 

And why all of a sudden have I chosen to nail Strube? Because in addition to all of his anti-criticism campaign, he's supposed to run the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce website! Which was down for about a week until he renewed the domain name.

Great work there Butters........

Update: I have one comment from an associate of Mike Strube, his real estate buddy. I'll respond by stating my comments were involved with getting a new police chief for Bremerton (Pajama Girl), the ousting of several office holders (intoxication, apathy, and not showing up for the job). I've got a track record on the financial irregularities in the SK schools, school crosswalks in Bremerton, along with disability access and sanitary conditions in the Bremerton city parking lots. Long term readers know that I got my start back in 2009 on the failed iniative tax levy for the homeless, after Josh Brown bankrupted the Veteran's Fund, by diverting the money for employee (supervisor) COLA raises. Notice that Josh has resigned.

My point in this post, is that rather than doing the business of advocacy for Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Members, Mike Strube is an anonymous hatchet job going after government critics. He does so with the blessing of the administrator's of the Kitsap Sun. Here's a public government advocate acting in the same manner, as private anonymous critics, just to antagonize and marginalize them. Certainly, he does not address the criticism of government. He responds with more of the same, Straw Man arguments, and Ad Hominem attacks.

Where The Sun Doesn't Shine........

June has been another difficult month for David Nelson and the Kitsap Sun.

Objective and timely reporting seem to be lacking again, and well, David started to cover his ass with a recent blog posting.

In a post for Josh Farley, once again, Nelson lays out WHY the Sun didn't cover another incident of alleged violent assault in Bremerton. 

For those keeping track, this is a major criticism of the city. Nelson's entry reads more like a press release by a lawyer, posing as a journalist. Curiously, this entry is NOT under his Editor's Desk blog. So as an objective exercise, one has to question if this was a corporate parent blog entry. But let me summarize and make my points as we go.

From the start, there are two questions asked, along with a paragraph about "legitimate criteria", how and when they can collect information from authorities. Nelson is unable to name the reporter, or when they learned of the story. It's just one big generalization, along with an acknowledgement that some will see this as an excuse. Well it might help matters to name the reporter in question and provide a real timeline of reporting.

But Nelson dismisses the entire process as "unfounded allegations". That doesn't line up with how cases are investigated. As the Q13 report stated, they took statements, established a timeline, and made an arrest. Following that arrest, the case was sent to the juvenile division for review. At some point, the defendant was arraigned and charged in a juvenile level court. Additionally, the Q13 report summarized the Judge's decision by saying the prosecution "didn't prove their case".

My interpretation of the Q13 reports are that they are critical commentary on another blown prosecution case, by the office in which Russ Hauge currently occupies. As the Sun has repeatedly endorsed Hauge for elected office, I openly question the objectivity in reporting this case. 

Next up are the 5 excuses as to why the story didn't meet criteria for publication. That's checking police reports, jail rosters, police news releases, community snitches, and hanging out with the police scanner. That's not hard as all of this information is just a few clicks away. Yet Nelson characterizes these things as "time-consuming" because reporters must sift through redacted incident reports, and cruise Facebook frequently. What a rough job!

He closes with his "value judgement", of the person reporting the assault. Of course that person was a willing participant in the coverage of her story, she believed that she had been attacked.


The real story here is the non reporting of news by the Kitsap Sun, and Nelson's unwillingness to publish this under his own blog.

And for the complainers that I "ramble" too much, this is HALF the length of Nelson's excuses.

Taking in to consideration those five criteria for publishing crime reports, I then have to ask AGAIN, why Patty Lent's multiple car pileup wasn't front page news, featured prominently on Facebook, and only mentioned on the blogs? Furthermore, why did it take more than month to get a citation at municipal court. Apply that to the non reporting on the SECOND DUI arrest of a Kitsap County Senior Deputy Prosecutor, and publication of a Starbucks hit piece on Todd Best. Why? Because Peppermint Patty and Boss Hauge are politically endorsed and favored by the Kitsap Sun.