Open Letter to Joseph
Mailander must have needed a Sunland-Tujunga "hit," because while all the other blogs are all over Nuch, under his "Mulholland Terrace" pen name, Mailander has a cow about the use of video cameras to ensure transparency at public meetings.
After the jump, I try to reach Joseph.
Joseph you were on a good roll with the latest mess in Carmen's office with the Martin Declaration and the ridiculousness of the City's jihad against Matt Dowd. Were you jonesing for an ST hit?
You're being used by two people who feel victimized by Joe because he's led a boycott against a publication whose views he finds objectionable. I would think, given your politics, you might find those views objectionable too.
The publisher obviously isn't happy about this as well as a prominent advertiser in that publication who feels the controversy around the boycott may have cost her a real estate deal.
You may feel a kinship with these Joe haters but honestly should that drive and color your coverage of ST?
You may also want to look deeper into the issue of the homeless camps in Sunland-Tujunga. The publisher has criticized the work Joe has done there, in partnership with Councilman Paul Krekorian, the LAPD and LA Family Housing. You may want to know the reason why he has an issue with this fairly successful effort to help at risk human beings to move from living in a wash to transitional housing.
I rarely agree with Joe's politics and some of his methods. I'm not big on boycotts. But if you look at the motivation of those who are petitioning you for your coverage, you may get to the truth.