The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Aug 29, 2007

Troubling

We read a post by fellow blogger Mark Bralley a couple of days ago. Part of his post really stuck with us and was the kind that becomes an increasing irritant. Mr. Bralley's blog is called What's Wrong with this Picture? The post in question, the post that has been bothering us was called Under the Bus.

At first the post was typical Bralley fare, a very detailed account of a friend of his Benson Hendrix, who is a PR guy for UNM's communication and marketing department. What has been troubling us came later in the post when Mayor Chavez denied Mr. Bralley access to the bus being used as part of UNM and the City of Albuquerque's dog and pony show (a.k.a. news conference) du jour.
I can’t show you what happened, because after answering questions from a KUNM FM reporter, Chávez passed close by me speaking softly to his police bodyguard, Officer Louie Sanchez. “This guy’s problems…,” Chávez said. He then continued whispering to Sanchez, telling him to keep me from boarding the bus.

“The mayor says you took a swing at him at an earlier event,” Sanchez, below right, said. “He is afraid of you.” Sanchez asked me, as a personal favor to him, that I not get on the bus. My response to Sanchez was that I was being a journalist and following the story.
Mr. Bralley is a retired cop and a photo journalist who seems to take his new found career very seriously. We know that he provides photos for Joe Monahan and other clients, presumably for a fee. He certainly has attended more city council meetings than anyone except perhaps Geraldine Amato; including city councilors. In short, even though he's associated with and participates in the new media of the blogosphere it'd be hard to deny that he's a member of the media.

What has been bothering us is that we might be partially responsible for the mayor's ridiculous claim that he's afraid of Mr. Bralley. There have been rumors that Mark Bralley is really The Eye. In fact, we posted a denial some time ago on his blog after some brouhaha or the other where he was directly accused of being the author of Eye On Albuquerque. After we made the denial on his blog, he asked us via email to make a similar statement right here in Eye Land.

At the time, we felt that we didn't want to spend time making denial after denial and who other people including Sheriff, blogger and Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Greg Solano thought we were or are didn't matter at all. What we're concerned about is the unintended consequences of our failure to make a public denial regarding Mr. Bralley. So to that end, we're going to help the 5th and 11th floors out and give them the name of one person who we are definitely not. We are not and have never been Mark Bralley.
(Sidebar)
It will be very interesting to see if Sheriff Solano continues to blog during his campaign for Lt. Governor. Blogs are great for expressing opinions and while opinions can garner support they can also create enemies who will use his posts against him.
(End Sidebar)
Now that that's out of the way... let's get back to the other problem, the Almighty Marty himself. Marty thrives on almost daily news conferences and pesters the media relentlessly to get them to put his smiling face on TV or in the paper saying "good for me Albuquerque," or some other non-sense. The only time you won't find Marty at a city newser is if the subject matter might make him look bad; like when the topic is well... immigration.

Marty and his minions spend an inordinate amount of time trying to manipulate and control the media. The almost daily waste of media time is designed for one thing and one thing only - to make the Almighty Mayor look good.

Generally speaking the media is annoyed by it, but because he's the mayor they feel almost compelled to send a reporter or at least a photographer to cover the "event." Such is the power of a powerful elected official over the mainstream media.

The plain truth is that Marty LOVES these things and does everything he can to create favorable media "events" in order to feed his ego and his political future. Banning a recognized member of the media from an event that is open to the media and is self-serving to boot, is nothing short of colossally arrogant, not to mention obnoxious.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again; Censorship?

Anonymous said...

we are becoming a closed society, in "Martyville'
Where is the theory of 'Open Government'

Anonymous said...

Well, duh, Marty is afraid of everybody. I'm a woman and I tower over him, and in uniform, certainly LOOK to have more authority, which is why I was told, in no uncertain terms, to leave the area because I was being photographed instead of the mayor during a manufactured media event that backfired on him. It was about little kids, and they were afraid of him, but came to me instead. He didn't like it. He could have cared less about the kids, it was all about him.....
He is a little man, with little ideas and a big ass ego, so of course he's afraid. Kids are smart that way though, they can see through him easily. I hope the voters can see as well.

Anonymous said...

Bralley should make Marty put his money where his mouth is and show proof that he swung on him, SOMEBODY would have been filming/shooting/taping,where's the proof?
Lying bastard......

Anonymous said...

Question for everyone.
Why is there so much hatred for the politicians as of late? Could it be this is the way it always was or is it just my imagination?
I've lived here for over thirty years and never have seen the lying, cheating and stealing as I have in the last 4, by the people in power today. Where has their moral compass gone. By what standards were they raised? And, how do they think that they will get away with all of this immoral behavior?
Any takers? I'd really like to know.

Anonymous said...

I know that so many of the police community read this, what is the deal with a police bodyguard? I shtis someone else that has turned on everyone else to violate the constitution and the will of the public? can one of you educate me? Is this guy a crony of your chief?

Anonymous said...

And, how do they think that they will get away with all of this immoral behavior?

It's easy; because when all is said and done; more is said than done.

All of this crap could be ended by a few thousand people showing up at a city council meeting and demanding accountability in public service.

They won't, so it won't end.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
I know that so many of the police community read this, what is the deal with a police bodyguard? I shtis someone else that has turned on everyone else to violate the constitution and the will of the public? can one of you educate me? Is this guy a crony of your chief?"

A crony of the Chief?????????
Are you really that clueless???
Tha Mayor appoints the Chief, what does that tell you? Come on! Use the thing between your shoulders, I know you can, I know you can!

Anonymous said...

These posts don't make any sense.
Maybe it's the sentence structures. Come on, you all can do better than that.

Anonymous said...

Nice Try Mark....I mean "Eye"

Anonymous said...

Grammer has nothing to do with this. Is that all the administration can come up with. That in its self tells all. Address the issues, not other unrelated issues.

It's a know fact that this city and APD have some major problems. The citizens need to work togeather to change the behavior or remove those that cause the problems.

Advertisment is the best way. Use the media, news papers, billboards and other civic organizations to spread the word.

This website must expand to as many people as possible. Neighborhood groups need to have access to this site!

Make sure you all pass it on to as many people as you know. It will bring about change.

Anonymous said...

Is this guy a crony of the chief?
See all the posts about Mark Shepherd. He is Marty's last bodyguard before this one. He has now been promoted (quietly to avoid controversy) to assistant director. It is said, that the NEW head of security is Louis; the current body guard, as soon as he can be reassigned. (Nevermind that it is a position up for bid not appointed, or that there will be ANOTHER set of lawsuits over it that the city will have no choice but to pay out for, or that he has no experience in security whatsoever, just like Shepherd, one can only hope that he is not stupid enough to lie on his application too.)

Anonymous said...

One of Marty's downfalls is going to be his bad treatment of bloggers, perhaps with the exception of Duke City Fix, as he hired the owner to his cronie pool, but don't underestimate the influence of the blogging community, very powerful!

Anonymous said...

Yes,send this web address to everyone you know. This IS the ONLY vehicle that gets out the truth for sure.

Anonymous said...

marty needs a body guard so that he doesn't get arrested!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Louie will be great to work for, can't wait until he gets here!

Anonymous said...

The sheppard stuff is old news, he was hired years ago. Besides that I hear that they like him in that new director job. Get back to the blog topic of Marc Braley, is he really the eye?

Anonymous said...

Of course they like him, he's part of the borg collective. Just call him 4 of 3. Just don't ever call him a 34 around any real cops, or they'll tell you what a chickenshit he was in the field. Management suits him, he's an empty suit that doesn't really have to do anything but find his next peice of ass, which is all I hear he does nowadays.
And Bralley? What part of no did you not understand?
If you can read, I know this is a big assumption, try going to Bralleys blog, different style altogether. Does not even sound the same, and it would be hard to be posting here, as well as taking pictures around town. A little research wouldn't kill you. But if I were you, I'd be really careful about being here on city time, cuz we know who you are, and why you support Sheppie, and how much you owe him your job. Outside your dept, WE all know you.

Anonymous said...

What is Bralley's blog address?

Anonymous said...

Outside your dept, WE all know you........Ooooh, I'm so scared. I've never seen a bigger bunch of pathetic losers as you. Your jealousy has gotten the better of you, reducing you to the bottom of the can where all of the fermenting trash is wasting away....

Anonymous said...

Louie Sanchez has been reduced to becoming a pilot fish, one that swims next to sharks and lives off the scraps of dead fish that float around the shark. Maybe the better analogy is how primates groom each other? I think many would hate to compare his boss to a sleek, silent, man-eating killer?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I think I've spotted the road sign ahead & entered the "Twilight Zone"

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's taken this long to out the "Eye" as Marc Braley. A bunch of us knew it was him from way back. I'm glad that the truth has finally prevailed.

Anonymous said...

LOL guess again!

Anonymous said...

Click on what's wrong with this picture, it takes you to Bralley's blog. Obviously a different writer. Research people, research. And for those of you who "knew" it was Bralley, what else do you know? That cracks me up.....

Anonymous said...

Damn, and I though it was Osama, and not your momma, all along.

Anonymous said...

It's so typical of Marc to be ghost writing in an effort to throw people off. My hat is off to the person who finally outed Mr. Braley as the "Eye", Congrats! Nice Job Well Done!

Anonymous said...

Just keep thinking that mmkay? (in case you missed the first couple of paragraphs that is)
If Bralley had swung on the mayor, Marty's daddy would still be feelin it!

Anonymous said...

Oh pleeezzze, the sheer size of Marc's gut would have prevented him from landing a punch, his arms aren't that long...........

Anonymous said...

That's great news! I'm buying the first round of beers to the folks who outed Marc Braley as the "Eye".

Anonymous said...

definity mark

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha guess again......

Anonymous said...

Ok,,,,Marc? I win !

Anonymous said...

That's great news! I'm buying the first round of beers to the folks who outed Marc Braley as the "Eye".

Anonymous said...

It's so typical of Marc to be ghost writing in an effort to throw people off. My hat is off to the person who finally outed Mr. Braley as the "Eye", Congrats! Nice Job Well Done.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's taken this long to out the "Eye" as Marc Braley. A bunch of us knew it was him from way back. I'm glad that the truth has finally prevailed.

Anonymous said...

Now I see how all of you got promoted, you will believe anything. One of you decides something, and the rest of you blindly follow, reenforcing the same idea until you believe it as though it were gospel, or even better, your OWN idea. Have any of you had an original thought ever? In your lifetime? Or is it what the rest of us have known all this time? You will do what you are told, believe what you are told to believe, say what you are told to say. There's not one brain cell left among any of you that is working independently of what Ray or Marty tells you, and THAT is the real problem with the city. Makes me glad to have a career elsewhere, I don't know how anyone with half a brain could work there, wait! The half a brain ones are supervisors!

Anonymous said...

ha ha try again its not mark!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's official, the announcement was made today, Braley is the "Eye". I saw the story on the news! I can't believe Larry Barrker spent that much time outting this guy, but I'm glad he did.

Anonymous said...

Who cares who the eye is. Bottom line is the eye puts out great info that the public who not see otherwise.

A few posts up. you are right, they all follow blindly. They do exactly what they are told and can't think independantly without Ray.

That's why the dept has the problems it has. Everyone thinks the same and knowone thinks outside the box.

Anonymous said...

This blog puts out great info? Ha, what a joke!

Anonymous said...

Amazing that no one else saw that broadcast, at least no one that I've talked to, and I talk to ALOT of people during the day. Hmm.

Anonymous said...

Hummmm, I saw it.

Anonymous said...

Me 2....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't know what that guy is talking about, I saw it. Many of the people I work with saw it too!

Anonymous said...

last three barker news storys - nothing about this here is the link to their site with air dates so when was this that LArry Barker ''outed'' Marc??

http://www.krqe.com/Global/category.asp?C=104063&nav=menu588_2_7

Anonymous said...

I'm not falling for that old trick. You cut & paste that link you posted above & it takes you to some hijacked site where you get hacked and pick up a virus that wipes out your hard drive. Nice try fella but we are on to your scam.....The story aired just as the other posters said, I saw it too!

Anonymous said...

ok everyone saw this except me I guess, was it a larry barker story?? or was it on another channel... p.s. I went to that link and it is krqe;s site just like the guy says

Anonymous said...

Just wait until your PC locks up. You better run an updated virus scan.