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NVN PUBLISHER/EDITOR MIS-QUOTES THIS BLOG – AGAIN!

In his Op-Ed piece out today [print edition of June 26] in the Nisqually Valley News (NVN), Publisher’s Column writer Keven Graves titled story says “Replacing the perceived me with the real one.” This piece is very interesting because he is attempting to dispel the many myths he hears about himself.

Mr. Graves should not be surprised about that, because I was always taught “what goes around, comes around” and Mr. Graves sure does shovel misconceptions himself.

To wit: He has mentioned in the same column several times he and his family’s move from Yelm to near Rainier, the column from where I quote:
“Try and find an acre inside Yelm city limits. It didn’t exist at the time.

Nope, a savvy bloggist observed, I obviously fled Yelm because I didn’t want to endure an increased water bill two years down the road.”

This “savvy bloggist” said nor implied any such thing, as most any reader can see for themselves from this June 18th Blog entry about the city’s debt service comprising the huge city water rate increase, still unreported in Mr. Graves’ newspaper:

“HOW LONG IS SILENCE GOING TO BE THE MANTRA HERE?
HOW LONG WILL THIS ALL BE IGNORED BY THE NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS?
[Ed. Note: After all, this newspaper is the first to publish front-page reports and editorials on their perceptions of malfeasance by the Cities of Rainier & Roy. Why does the City of Yelm get a bye?
And, the NVN’s publisher/editor has said several times in his Op-Eds he no longer resides in Yelm, therefore is not affected by city policies at his new residence? HMMM!]”
CLICK HERE for the full story.

Does this say anything that Graves “fled Yelm because I didn’t want to endure an increased water bill two years down the road?”
NO!

What this sentence DOES say is that the water rate increases do not affect him, so he does not personally know the burdens Yelm property owners will bear beginning July 1st, and the Yelm Draft Water System Plan debt spread to the taxpayer has not been covered by his newspaper.

Mr. Graves spoke in the column of his “extreme shyness,” yet he certainly is not shy about penning misconceptions to the public with his newspaper’s omissions & facts twisting.

This is now the third week in a row where the NVN has gotten a story incorrect;
the previous two weeks garnering e-mails to Mr. Graves & his reporter by me. I recommend Mr. Graves look at his own actions as to why he must write a column titled “Replacing the perceived me with the real one.”

OF COURSE, AS ALWAYS, YOUR THOUGHTS ARE APPRECIATED!

Posted by Steve on June 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

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