Residents of South Los Angeles and all who truly believe in a Free Press, should demand that the LA Wave Newspaper Group reinstate longtime "Soulvine Columnist" Betty Pleasant.
Supporters of the First Amendment Right to a Free Press should put the heat on LA County Board of Supervisor Mark "Home Renovation-Thomas, for his assault on the right of Betty Pleasant to express her opinion, free of political recrimination.
A Constitutional Reminder for the "Free Press Suppresser of South LA".
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[
Without batting an eye, I quit my newspaper job when the publisher chose to interfere with my support of McKenna and I’d do it again. I don’t let a job hamstring my principles. I wasn’t raised like that. After all, education and writing are important professions in my family: My son is a high school teacher; my late husband was a university professor; my sister-in-law was a university professor, my niece is a university professor; my nephew is a recognized published poet.
McKenna disclosed to the audience of supporters the price Betty Pleasant paid in standing up to the diminutive Power Monger ........., "This election wasn't a race for me, but a commitment I started a long time ago. One thing our community needs is unity! " "We lost an opinion columnist of the Wave for giving her opinion in Soulvine, got fired, instead it went viral. When a person that was a friend the year before the next year fights you issuing a political mandate. Spends a million dollars for his candidate. The mandate is stay with me or else. " Link here to view a past Mayor Sam Post that documents the LA Wave Newspaper Group's being fiscally beholden to "Home Renovation-Thomas" Special Interest ad revenue.
We may not always agree with Betty (especially when she is keyboarding "Wanton Missives of Distortions" (WMD) directed at the likes of Jan Perry and Bernard Parks), but that is her right, a right taken from longtime South LA Writer, by a vindictive politico who took exception to the Soulvine Columnist's "Written Missives of Distinction" regarding his failed LAUSD Power Grab.
A suppressor of Free Speech/Press is not fit to hold Elective Office.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: 2014 LAUSD District One Elections, betty pleasant, George McKenna, LA Board of Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas