Battered trust

The Sunday, March 20, 2016 Times editorial started this way:

“Mayor Oscar Leeser and a majority of the City Council appear to believe that repeating the incantation “moving forward” will somehow restore the public’s battered trust in city government.  Instead, their actions continue to undermine their words.”

In a recent article about the ball park bond mess the Times printed this quote from our former city manager:

“After that I expect the city to move on”

The Times evidently thinks it is quite acceptable for our former city manager to tell us what to do.

If they way to talk about battered public trust they should start by looking at themselves first.

The hypocracy from the Times continues.

We deserve better


10 Responses to Battered trust

  1. ManintheMoon says:

    Sorry to tell all of you here your elected CC members have moved on and told the citizens of El Paso and you to go $#@* yourselves. So now the question is what are you the citizens (The Masters) going to do about it?
    We know what we posted is harsh but it’s the truth and at some point you guys have to face up to this fact.Remember the CC thinks you will do nothing. Are they wrong?
    Jerry K your post was funny but dead on.


  2. Reality Checker says:

    Her statement “After that I expect the city to move on.” jumped off the page when I read it in the Times. It shows her arrogance. She is as tone deaf as ever. She apparently believes that the City of El Paso will do as she expects. In her mind, we never had the right to expect anything of her, much less a truthful response to the questions she was asked to answer. Maybe a small group of people have already agreed that no action will be taken to hold her or other persons accountable for ballpark financing decisions that were made to influence election outcomes.


  3. Jerry K says:

    The EPT talking about “battered trust” is like Ted Bundy talking womens’ rights.


  4. Rodney Fender says:

    Actually, ever since Gannett bought the Times I think they have done a pretty good job of addressing issues in the city and county. Would like to see our elected and top government county and city workers do the same.


  5. Helen Marshall says:

    Did the story quote Ms. Wilson in order to “tell us what to do,” or just to quote her attitude?

    Needless to say, weeks later, we have not heard anything from her as to who told her to delay the bonds. Does anyone on council care???


    • Sad El Pasoan says:

      As long as she is not pressured by any government agency to respond, she will continue to believe that she presides over the City of El Paso. She is too arrogant to be intimidated by her own dishonest deeds. She is a disgrace to our city.


  6. Railing against the entity formerly known as a ‘newspaper’ does no good. Y’all are forgetting that today’s “print media” bears little resemblance to yesterday’s newspapers, and that journalism, as a profession, no longer exists. It is impossible to find any source today that simply tells us what has happened, or is happening, without getting opinion, and BS thrown at us. Yes, our CC, our CCC, and all of the media, have failed at their jobs, and we live with the consequences.


  7. Not a newspaper says:

    El Diario stated that an english was introduced a few. years ago but there was low english readership.

    I thought long and hard, after being a Times customer for ten years. I’ve decided to not renew. subscription because of the biased reporting.

    I suppose moore hasn’t been replaced because of the awards the newspaper has received. It makes no sense ! Are they paying some PR firm to ensure the Times receives the awards? Wouldn’t surprise me, city council did it for years and even announced it was the winner of a national title, knowing it was a lie.

    A true newspaper would remember its rresponsibility of being one of America’s guardian of Freedom.


    • Helen Marshall says:

      How long ago is “a few years?” I”ve lived here for 12 and don’t remember an English language El Diario. Maybe they should try again.


  8. Deputy Dawg says:

    The Times was so much better when they actually had competition: The Herald Post. If El Diario came out with an English edition, Bob Moore would be gone in 3 months and a real editor with real investigative cred would be in place. As it is, the Times has become a press release reprinting, no questions asked shell of it’s former self.


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