Wow, breaking news, controversy, shocking explosive news revealed, travesty of justice, Democracy crushed, the scandal of the year..
Breaking news on cknw, number 3 story on their 12:00 noon newscast..
Deathblow to the NDP, game-over for Adrian Dix...
Alright, have I got your attention yet, yesterday the Straight Goods exposed cknw for engaging in blatant yellow journalism, today cknw is at it again, here`s the startling statement from cknw`s newsroom......"CKNW has learned that ex NDP president Moe Sihota is embroiled in controversy down in Palm Springs....
Then cknw goes into more detail, they state that Moe Sihota is demanding monies from homeowners..
Well well well, in search of the story I went, and after reading the REAL story from the original source,(My Desert.com) I almost fell out of my chair laughing, for once you read the story, the controversy CKNW is reporting, that Moe Sihota is demanding monies from people isn`t true, in fact the money is going to..
" The money would go to the city of Palm Desert and the city would police these funds."
Below is the actual story, can anyone tell me why this is news worthy of being almost the lead story on CKNW`s 12:00 pm main news?..
I have it from a source that this story was sent to cknw from the BC Liberal Government public affairs department, they asked cknw to give it a thorough airing, cknw has willingly obliged..
You are one sick bunch cknw, your newsroom are gutless wimps, no morals, no ethics, a story told, and told out of context, I`ll nominate you for a Jack Webster award for hard-hitting investigative journalism!..(snark implied)
Below is the story, link provided..
"PALM DESERT — Hundreds of residents of the Palm Desert Country Club might soon have to pay a monthly $25 fee to help maintain the club’s golf course.
News of the possible fee has residents at a divide.
About 150 club residents filled the clubhouse on Sunday evening for an informational meeting on an impending assessment that would affect only those whose property abuts the golf course.
Though the golf course is privately owned by PD Golf Operations LLC, the corporation is requesting residents to help maintain the course by paying a monthly fee of $23 to $27, depending on frontage.
The fee would help pay for maintenance of the course, particularly water and electricity bills. The money would go to the city of Palm Desert and the city would police these funds.
Moe Sihota, one of the five or six Canadians who own the golf course, said they want to see a healthier course.
“We really want to get back to basics with this golf course,” he said. “As of right now we have a lot of work to do.”
But the assessment has to be approved by at least 50 percent of property owners. The vote can only be done by mail and will most likely take place in mid or late July, according to Sihota. The city would set up the mail ballot.
The larger a homeowner’s frontage, the heavier their vote will weigh. A resident with 20 feet of frontage, for example, would get 0.75 percent of a vote.
Need funds“It would be very difficult for us to maintain it in the way that we do, without any additional assistance,” Sihota said of the golf course, which has had ups and downs in past years.
“We want to keep things the way they are and maintain them at very high standards.”
About two months ago the Palm Desert County Club surveyed the 850 residents that would be affected by the assessment. The club received a little over 400 responses.
About 72 percent of those surveyed said they would support the assessment and 62 percent said the monthly fee was reasonable, according to Sihota. Twenty-eight percent said they were against the fee."
Here is the cknw audio vault link.
check out the 12:00 pm news for March 27th, or the earlier news flashes on cknw today, it`s getting lots of play...Slow news day boys and girls or what?...
or perhaps you sold out ethics and journalistic integrity for a fistful of BC government advertising dollars!
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