Comment 70992

By DanielRodrigues (registered) - website | Posted November 01, 2011 at 17:53:28

I have taken a bit of a peripheral role in this matter, as I'm not really sure why the Mayor and Ms. Chapman are concerned about 'fringe' journalists taking an opposing view to any information which may seep from City Hall.

The Mayor didn't take any time to respond to one of my posts on this site (http://raisethehammer.org/article/1228/one_hit_wonders_in_hamilton_politics) by sending me an email shown below as received:

Mr Rodrigues, Statements you have made publicly do not represent the truth.

"Not known as a team player" is not relected by the voting record of Council, or the projects of mine which were supported in many cases unanimously. The final motion passed by the current Council was my initiative for the Pearl Company. You seem to have low regard for me personally, judging ny your comments, but you should at least stick to facts if you are going to participate as you do in the public realm and value your reputation. Bob Bratina

Now I don't have a boss (at least when it comes to posting on either my site or this site), and I do try to be as objective as I can, and as the email states above, there appears to be some sort of method of communicating displeasure. I would assume that if there are individuals who choose to write inaccuracies would get a similar missive from His Worship...and at the very least lose their "reputation" as a provider of information.

Just for the record, I did make a few attempts to chat with His Worship to clarify his concern that I may hold "low regard" for him, but was summarily dismissed without any response.

In the meantime, I guess Ms. Chapman will be racking up some serious Air Miles scoping out other "international governments" and their media policies. Here's hoping we all get to see her cache of souveniers!!

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