(Los Alamitos, 1/30/2013) This week’s News Enterprise was on my driveway before 8:15, with four timely Los Alamitos stories on the front page alone, including additional information on Dean Grose’s “one AK47 at a time!” Facebook post (See “Who said it? And is it crossing the line?”)
By mid-afternoon February’s OC Breeze had arrived as well, wrapped in plastic to avoid today’s rain. . . or maybe tomorrow morning’s sprinklers.
By now we all have figured out that the News Enterprise has taken a turn towards real local news and sports while the Breeze mainly reprints press releases, but the contrast seems to grow more start with each passing week.
I was especially impressed by the N-E’s ability to include important new details in a brief but factual page 1 report on Council Member Grose’s comment on Tea Party Activist Allan Bartlett’s Facebook status commenting on the long lines at an OC Gun show last Saturday.
Not only did Dean admit the comment ( ”Uniting American against Obama’s regieme one AK47 at a time!”) was, indeed, his post, but he also explained why he posted it:
My posting on a friend’s Facebook page was not advocating anything regarding our President, rather I was merely articulating my support for our Second Amendment rights in light of the national discussion on the issue.
The article also explained Dean subsequently removed that post “because he thought the remark could be taken out of context.
Accurate and timely reporting on issues of local interest. For free! On our driveway every week.
You can’t ask for more than that!
Keep up the good work, Ted & Lon!
This is actually your weekly local media post, published most Wednesdays, for you to comment on all local, national, and other media over the next week. Put up links, comment on what you see, reply to an editorial. The choice is yours, as long as it’s diplomatically stated in “family friendly” language.
What have you noticed of interest to Los Al & Rossmoor in the media lately?