Weekly you need a Daily
Original post made by Resident on Mar 18, 2013
The Daily Post today ran a headline story today which I thought was shoddy and mean spirited. "Bully confesses" used the public comments of a young man who recently spoke at a school board meeting, to write a partial version of the events. I had heard about this case and what the Post wrote does not sound right. The young man was first pushed around by a student, and he reacted after also repeatedly asking for help. At the board meeting he was not "confessing," as he appears to have never previously denied anything. I don't know this young man, but I am sorry that a local Journal did this to him.
I have found the Daily Post to be shoddy before, but I admit I grab it because of the quick, and abridged portrait format, as opposed to a lengthy regular newspaper. Advertisers will not be reaching me through the Daily Post anymore, and I was thinking that you need to put out a Daily with a similar format?
on Mar 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I stopped reading the Daily Post a long time ago because I thought the reporting was shoddy. I much prefer the Daily News. The Post also has far too much advertising for my taste.
on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm
The young man who spoke at the School Board meeting last week came to the meeting to advocate for the residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park which is in danger of being no more. He wanted to talk about his little brother not being able to have the same opportunities to get a good education (actually I think he was complimentary about the academic experience he had while in the PAUSD system).
After he heard several people in the open forum address the issue of bullying he felt that he had to share his experience and what that experience lead to is tragic. He is in college now and trying to make a success of himself and now they want to deport him? That is wrong. Had the administrators at Gunn listened to him earlier about the multiple bullying incidents he was experiencing and had they taken action the young man would never have had to defend himself. Indeed, he was not the bully as your headline reads. He was the victim. The Post owes this young man apology (in a banner headline like today's paper). He paid for his "crime" and wanted to bear witness to where things can escalate to if a student whose pleas for help are not heard or acted on. I blame the Gunn staff for not helping this young man. I do feel bad that there was an injured bully but consider how difficult it is for a victim to have all his pleas for help fall on deaf ears. He chose the wrong way to defend himself apparently and the charges were very harsh. I can't help but thinking that if this were not a disadvantaged Latino boy the perp would not have been treated this way (son or daughter of a wealthy entitled PA family). God forbid a victim defend him or herself which could lead to that entitled child losing their college recommendation or some similar disastrous consequence.
It is shameful that the Post should misrepresent the facts in this case. I will not be supporting any of their advertisers either and will not believe much I hear from them as they have been known to spin the facts in many areas.
on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm
The Daily Post is run by a libertarian right-wing fire eating conservative. If anyone ever expected accurate journalism from them that hope died with the infamous "adult blog" headline they pasted over poor Dave Cortright's face for having the nerve to run against education privateer Grace Mah. And of course what he did to Ken Dauber -- equally sleazy. Now running inaccurate and defamatory information about a teenager. The Palo Alto Enquirer strikes again. Sorry Misael. You didn't deserve it.