James Perry suing the Mayor doesn't make the paper edition.Ouch.
Not to mention the mention that he DID receive. The T-P makes him sound like a total outsider since they point out "the vast majority of [his] donations are from outside Louisiana." What gives?
It did make it in the Metro section (along with the gunfire at campaign HQ in the politics briefs). Not well featured in the dead tree edition.
Nice article on Nola.com, though: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/08/nagin_city_sued_over_hiring_of.html
They don't like him--their coverage of the shootout made him look like another political hustler exploiting the violence of the city to his own advantage. I suppose saying that you are going to continue your campaign despite a "hail of gunfire" is a bit melodramatic--especially since the guns were not aimed at you and your opponents are going to say "how can you make the city safe if you can't make your own front yard safe." The Times-Pic is clearly positioning themselves to support Badon, the white man's black candidate. That means eliminating Perry as an option. I think their recent editorializing about the alleged "fair housing violation" in Carmel estates is an effort to bait Perry to file a suit, which will destroy him in the East.
"The Times-Pic is clearly positioning themselves to support Badon,..."Will the dumb as a rock Editorial Board not recognize that Austin is dumb as a rock?
They read the numbers that they refuse to give to their readers. In last November's election 90,000 blacks cast a vote and only 50,000 whites. Chocolate city is back. So while rest of the white community puts their money on a great white hope, the Times-Pic knows it's back to finding the black candidate who will do their bidding. Barthelemy in 1986--but he jumped the white ship after one term. Nagin in 2002and he jumped ship after the BNOBC told him to demolish all the black neighborhoods. Of course, you would think they would learn: most black people care about other black people and Audubon Place is hard place to work.
Even if I bought into the idea that the TP has decided to back a black candidate because of the numbers, why would that black candidate be the nice-but-none-too-bright Mr. Badon?
Because Badon is either at his core, or can be easily manipulated to be, a man who supports policies that help the region's old money industries to the detriment of working class families.
See the Times-Picayune today on Perry "piling on" Nagin. Language like that trivializes Perry and for the Times-Picayune to accuse anyone of "piling on" Nagin is hilarious. He's front page news everyday for them.Perhaps it won't be Badon but it has to be someone who will do the bidding of white people. I think he will be on the white folks "short list." He votes pro-business all the way and supported the master plan. Badon is no moron and he doesn't sound like one in public. That's all that counts. Come on, Shelly Midura is on the council and she whines like a 12 year old and Stacy Head stalks around with a poster like a sulking adolescent. We'll have to wait and see who the shadow government puts their money on, but the Times-Picayune made the mistake of pushing the "greenspace" plan to demolish the black community and then endorsed a white mayor (Forman) and a white majority council after Katrina, and see where that got them.
I'm not sure opposition to the master plan is the endorsement deal breaker for the T-P.
And placing it the politics section is also quite trivializing. They'd been covering the legal services contracts as front page news all last week and then suddenly - when someone actually does something to advance the story - it's fodder for after the jump in tidbit form.
It got them a white majority council? Signed, Confused
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