Thursday, March 31, 2011

The More Dysfunctional They Get ...


... The more pageviews SCATS gets!

Thank you Greece Town Board
&
Greece School Board!

Without you, there'd be no need for SCATS ;)
  

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure hope some of the better reporters read this blog. (One reporter I know does read this and contrary to SCATS opinion, I think she is a good reporter given the constraints she is under).

That aside: I hope those good reporters do recogonize the purposeful deception school boards can play with budgets. The one outlined here, where the school board talks about budget changes from last year to this year, but fails to point out all the expenses not included in the proposed budget but included in the last budget (as outline by Hubbard) is but one example of that deception. I hope at least the D and C reporters pay some attention to this kind "detail". If the reporters do a good job , then the public can at least act based on good information.

SCATS said...

To 9:54AM ~~ SCATS lost all respect for reporter MM over a period of time when she:

1 - Failed to respond to email inquiries;
2 - Failed to check "facts" and instead published whatever people told her as if it were factual;
3 - Failed to print retractions or corrections after being shown her "facts" were wrong, or worse yet ...
4 - Failed to change the date and time on "updated" online stories she changed after "correcting" them ... nothing misleading about that, right?;
5 - Failed to ever cite SCATS as the source for her numerous story sources, ideas, "leads" ... yada, yada, yada.

Anonymous said...

I hope any reporters who read this get the main message and do not get lost in the editorializing.

Anonymous said...

How about her response to blatant racial biased show by our district, as it relates to lottery school selection. The term she used for the numbers (facts) was: "mendacious boorishness". No, not so much of a reporter, is she? More like a puppet for the establishment. Has she ever ONCE asked a district rep. for a comment on the racial inequality within our district? What “constraints” prevent her from asking these real questions?

SCATS said...

To 10:56AM ~~ I can assure you that MANY reporters keep tabs on this BLOG. How do you think Ch 10 got the idea to do the story about chewing tobacco last week? ;)

Anonymous said...

Those who seek credit, generally don't accomplish as much as those who pass on the credit. Funny how that works!

SCATS said...

To 11:28AM ~~ It's not so much about seeking credit as it is about plagiarizing. SCATS' track record over the past 5 years for citing sources is pretty damned good. I merely expect similar treatment in return ;)

SCATS said...

To 11:28AM ~~ By the way, FUNNY how you chose only one of the five items listed to respond to. It's OK Meg, we understand (wink, wink)

Anonymous said...

Whatever the source, reporters or management we urgently need more in depth and serious coverage of The town of Greece and the surrounding towns. What we don't need is pat ourselves on the backs feel good stories, or stories that reflect the publicity releases of those in positions of authority

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see some sort of comparison of salaries across the region; for clerks, administrators and teachers, etc. What kind of raises have been doled out, both Union and Nonunion? How do they compare with the private sector? Maybe there should be standards set out by the state- Salary ranges for particular positions for any given region in NYS- based on cost of living in an area. Please look into the State law that lets an expired contract continue to be binding until a new one is passed.

Charlie Hubbard said...

2:27 good point.
School boards should be BLASTING local state reps for doing NOTHING about this 'continuation of contract' law.

As for the state setting salary standards you may have a point. It is pretty obvious local school boards lack the backbone to do it.

chubbard005@rochester.rr.com