There was another puff piece in the Leader today about how the Airport Authority is trying to push this new terminal idea on people.
When it came to the community’s response to the latest outreach “workshop,” here’s all they wrote:
Resident Emilia Platas attended the workshop to better inform herself and her family who live near the airport about the proposed project. She said she favors the new terminal in the northeast section, but was concerned about how the project would be paid for, what the environmental impacts would be and how it would affect traffic.
Platas said that she probably will not read the entire 3,700-page report and appreciated the workshop for keeping her informed.
Resident Doug Isbell also liked the new terminal in the northeast quadrant, saying that he likes that airport officials are adamant about having only 14 gates.
Talk about marginalizing dissent. The LA Times made a deliberate effort to avoid mentioning any anti-airport position.
This is not journalism. It’s bought-and-paid-for hackwork. Just listen to all of the fake flattery being thrown at the Authority for how great they are in helping to keep people supposedly “informed.” They’re using workshop attendees as stand-ins and stooges for the Man. In the old days (such as the David Silva era of 15-20 years ago) this same paper would have gone out of its way to at least mention an alternate opinion about the proposed project.
This is going to be a very sleazy and dishonest campaign season. Expect lots more blatant one-sidedness.