Last night, KGNS began it’s version of a debate. Actually it was a half-assed, heavily edited “interview” format between Chuy Garza and Linda Garza-Martinez. Never mind that Garza was less than truthful about his accomplishments on the bench, his lies sounded like he meant them. And after all, isn’t that enough to keep our first-class local news media at bay? If Garza had criticism of Garza-Martinez, then we’ll never know. Garza-Martinez, as we’ve seen throughout the campaign, has had plenty to say about Garza’s judicial conduct. But we dang sure didn’t see any of that on the KGNS “love fest.”
It’s pretty sad, Lizardistas, when those charged with helping you make an informed decision refuse to discharge their responsibility. I seem to remember somewhere that there’s this thing called the FCC that require a certain amount of that sort of thing in order for a station to keep its license.
Sigh, at least is wasn’t a raffle!
So, rather than spend the next week ranting about why the local media won’t engage in the election cycle, or why so many thousands of people will go to the polls (willingly or for a taco plate) only to realize they have no idea who’s on the ballot, why don’t we just ask two simple questions here.
Do you think the local media keeps you informed on the Laredo/Webb County political scene? And, the obvious, “Do you plan to vote in the March 4 Democratic Primary.”
Oh yeah, please feel free to comment on your reason for answering either of these simple questions. Stay tuned.