A fair sampling of recent Leader headlines:
They all sound like promotional PR releases. There’s nothing conflictual or politically disputatious about any of these issues. And if there were — which there certainly could be — we don’t ever hear about it in the stories.
It’s not like people in Burbank aren’t speaking out about non-crime-related things in town. It’s just that the local paper won’t carry any news of the conflict.
Compare this to the Leader of 15 or 20 years ago. That paper was almost too bitchy about everything. It literally generated conflict. But nowadays it’s either all happy talk or done-deal time. Rarely is there any note of controversy or conflict or community disagreement.
Political disputes? People complaining about various city or school board policies or actions?
What? You mean it’s happening somewhere in Burbank?