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Tim Croes Of “The Braysider” Again, Within The Year, Has A Conflict Of Interest. Will They Disclose This Time?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.managingconflictsofinteresta

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Just Some Related Posts:
>> Some atrocious news coverage … — June 30, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>> — May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting – May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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From May 3, 2013. That was then and I am now talking April 17, 2014. Click to access May 3 post IF you can't remember.

From May 3, 2013. That was then and I am now talking April 17, 2014.

ethics


To me the issue always has been and always will be one of DISCLOSURE.

If they disclose I have no problem.

But the problem is that they, pathetic as they innately are, refuse to disclose breaching every ethical standard in the book. But then again, I am not sure of any book on ethics that will suggest that it is clever for an editor to brag, in print, as he did on November 29, 2012, that he was speeding along at 90 mph because he was in a hurry.

Not sure whether other than me cares. So this could be a non-issue.

Alton seems to be at peace. All strife but bad memories from the past. So ‘conflict of interest’ might not matter.

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U.S. Catholic Priest, A Cardinalabili (New Cardinals) Expert, Provides Me With His Top Picks For Pope Francis’ 1st Consistory.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This priest, with whom I have collaborated off-and-on for many years,
usually with resounding success,
e-mailed me this list tonight.

The whole list, rationales and justification are posted at my ‘popes-and-papacy’ blog.
Click here if you want to access that post for more details.


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Pope Francis To Create Female Cardinals? Stupidest Thing I Have Read In A Long Time …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
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>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This even surpassess the very low bar set by
The Braysider‘!

Click to access. Though it is my 2nd favorite newspaper, the Mail my favorite, I do know that they aren't always on the ball when it comes to matters Catholic.

Click to access. Though it is my 2nd favorite newspaper, the Mail my favorite, I do know that they aren’t always on the ball when it comes to matters Catholic.



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“The Braysider” Sanctimonious, Disingenuous Editorial About Bullying Did Not Impress Me!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Just Some Related Posts:
>> Some atrocious news coverage … — June 30, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>> — May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting – May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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This week’s, viz. October 24, 2013, ‘Editorial’ in the Alton ‘The Braysider’ did not impress me. Actually made me mad. Hence this post.

There has been some MAJOR bullying incidents at Alton Central School (ACS) this year — some of it covered to an extent at the Board Meetings. I wrote about these incidents and what was happening at the Board Meeting. Even TODAY there are people reading my posts on these bullying related matters at ACS. There was also a 3rd-party bullying investigation at ACS that took place this Summer and I suspect it costs Alton Taxpayers at least $6,000. I asked about this at a School Board meeting just to get it on the record.

During all this time, ‘The Braysider’, with its CONFLICT OF INTEREST with ACS, and essentially the paid mouthpiece of ACS, stayed mum about bullying.

So to now see an Editorial about bullying makes me MAD — especially because it says NOTHING about what has been going on at ACS in terms of the issues. Just the steps being taken.

Then there is the bit when ‘he’ starts to tell PARENTS what to do! Give me a bloody break.

Who on the writing staff at ‘The Braysider’ has any (legitimate) children? So what expertise do they have about parenthood? Plus this from the guy that boasted in PRINT that he drives around at 90 miles per hour!

So, I was not impressed.

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More ‘Indifferent’ Journalism by The Alton “The Braysider”.

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>> Some atrocious news coverage … — June 30, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>>May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting
 — May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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Click to access the July 4 edition, if you must. It is on page 11.

Click to access the July 4 edition, if you must. It is on page 11.

So this was on Page 11 of the July 4, 2013, ‘The Braysider‘.

To their credit, at least this time they gave us the speaker’s credentials. That is a start.

Maybe it is just me but when I read the highlighted paragraph it stopped me in my tracks. Then I started giggling.

I could be wrong but I think that this could have been better put. But, then again it could have been rather Freudian. It was, however, very topical. 

I Googled the ‘Gilford Outing Club‘. They don’t seem to be around. A pity. 

Enough said, otherwise I am going to start giggling again.

Over and out.

More Atrocious News Coverage By The Alton “The Braysider” — Not Even A Nod Towards Basic Journalistic Standards.

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 by Anura Guruge


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>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>>May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting
 — May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. No I won't demean the standards of this blog by providing a link to this shameless rag.

Click to ENLARGE. No I won’t demean the standards of this blog by providing a link to this shameless rag.


Did any of you read this little (and little indeed is the right word) article.

Does it, ANYWHERE, tell you WHO ‘Marty Cornelissen‘ is?

That is it. Simple as that. All I want to know is who is Marty Cornelissen, what are his credentials and how did he come to have all these pictures.

This pathetic article does not tell us anything about Marty.

That is a crime. Anytime you write about a person given a presentation you should state who he is and why is doing the presentation.

This is a joke. 

That said, their ‘contributing writer‘, Elizabeth Cantrall, who wrote up the June 20, 2013, Alton Central School Board meeting, is cut from a whole different cloth. She is GOOD. She is very good. I had read one of her pieces before and immediately commented: ‘Wow. This is good. So different to the usual uncooked tripe we get served …‘.

I actually got to meet and talk to Elizabeth Cantrall — mainly because she wanted my name, because I stood up and spoke. She is impressive. Others agree.

Now if we could just get her to cover all the Alton meetings.

But, I doubt that will happen. ‘The Braysider’ does not appear to have too many female writers. Shame. 

Ed Engler, Editor of ‘Laconia Daily Sun’ Running For Laconia (NH) Mayor.

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Ed from our wedding on January 1, 2003.

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Click to access June 14, 2013 'Daily Sun' with this article.

Click to access June 14, 2013 ‘Daily Sun’ with this article.


I have known Ed since the Summer of 2001 when I joined Laconia Rotary and he was the official scribe-in-chief. See my Ed & ‘University of  ‘Whales’ story.

Ed is a good guy. I know that he always tries to do the right thing. So I am glad he is running for Laconia Mayor. I wish him the best of luck.

As he correctly states in the above piece there is a lot of homework he has to do. Not sure whether he will be a Matthew Lahey (1996 – 2003 as Mayor) but I think he will try.

Given the conflicts of interests we have suffered, of late, with ‘The Braysider‘ I will be curious to see how Ed handles the ‘presses’ in the coming months. Knowing Ed I am sure he will publish a few letters that promote his opponents, BUT it will be interesting to see where he draws the line. Not sure whether there is another press outlet for his opponents. But I guess Bloomberg with his publishing empire ran for NYC Mayor, so Ed is following in good footsteps, and like Bloomberg he too can use all of his resources to make sure that he is elected.

Well this should be fun. Best of luck Ed. I guess you will now be too busy to have lunch with us.

Did YOU Like “The Braysider’s” Coverage Of The May 13, 2013, Alton Central School Board Meeting?

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 by Anura Guruge


Some Related Posts:
>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>>May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting
 — May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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I thought it was great. On the money, but then again I am a great believer in the Lewis Carroll (look it up) adage that a broken watch that tells the right time twice a day is better than a watch which is a few minutes off and as such never tells the right time.

So as far as I am concerned it is good that they ‘cover’ School Board meetings in this fashion. Yes, I also know that folks that care can go and see what happened on TV or get the DVD. At least one person has told me that they watched it on TV …

The Braysiders” total contempt for Alton residents is something else. 

C’est la vie. The absolute power of the media and the other adage that, quite correctly says, that: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely“. No wonder the editor boasts in print that he drives around at 90 mph. Absolute power. Just carry on giving them your money. Enjoy.

‘The Braysider’, Shamelessly Stays Silent On A Second Alton Central School Board Meeting, This Time The One May 13, 2013.

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>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting
 — May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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This is the second time that they have decided to keep the Alton residents in the dark when it comes to what happens at School Board meetings.

This as we now know is not an accident. It is all part of the game plan and ‘The Braysider’, as the official School newspaper, will do all they can to make sure that most Alton residents only get to hear one of the story.

It is OK. Those that matter are either at the meeting or have their sources. Yes, I am trying to do my small part though covering School Board meetings is not something that excites me.

The only way to get ‘The Braysider’ to tow the line is to hit in the ONE PLACE they care. Their fat bank account.

Has anybody here seen ‘The Braysider’ ever sponsoring any Alton-related event. Essentially putting some of its lucre back into the community.

As far as I can see, and I haven’t done that much research, I am not even sure that they pay any NH tax! I think all the money they collect goes out of the State. So much for being a community newspaper.

I do need to talk to some in the Alton business community. Maybe we do have a way of rectifying this.

Enjoy.

‘The Braysider’, Gauche By Nature, Shameless By Design, Refuses To Confess Conflict Of Interest, But Continues To Bray.

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>> Subterfuge ‘The Braysider’ makes pitch for more $$$ — May 5, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>May 3, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key Board Of Health & Alton Central
>>  School (ACS) Board 
‘special’ meeting — May 2, 2013.
>> Code of ethics for professional journalists — May 3, 2013.
>> “Always do right” … — May 4, 2013.

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This is what they said about the pivotal meeting that they chose NOT to cover. Basically they are still dragging their feet on covering it. Always disingenuous excuses. They are so gauche it is embarrassing if not for the fact that it is so sad.

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