In The Public Interest
After Hertzberg unveiled a 10-point transportation plan last week that he dubbed his "Commuters' Bill of Rights," the Hahn campaign quickly accused the Sherman Oaks Democrat of failing as Assembly speaker to fund local transportation projects.Of course the Times did not include any mention of a brilliantly crafted response by Hertzberg staffer Matt Szabo to the little Ewok that completely and clearly rebuted her and made her look like a bigger fool than she was even trying to be. Indeed, in the public interest, the Sister City has both Julie's mis-screed and Szabo's response that sets the record straight.
Hahn campaign manager Julie Wong also noted that while Hertzberg was in the Legislature, lawmakers passed a proposition to require that gas taxes be used for transportation projects, but included a loophole that allows Sacramento to divert the money in tough budgetary times.
The Times also makes hay and once again quotes the Ewok for linking Hertzberg to Fleishman-Hillard. Apparently Hertzberg was hired by them to do some work, but he wasn't involved in using tax money for political campaigns. Yes, the Times fails to mention that.
I guess the Times is less interested in serving the public interest, than it is in preserving the social order in which it operates. A mayor like Hertzberg represents a big threat to the Times.
By the way, are we supposed to be paying Julie Wong with taxpayer dollars to flack for the Mayor's campaign? Just curious.
I hate to flack for Hertzberg here as I have yet to endorse a candidate, but in the public interest we have to help the Times do their job.