Shame on the local rag and our dwindling talk radio. Hey KKOB-770, you're losing listeners...failed business model just like Berry/Perry.
Your loveable Eye has been very damning of our local media over the years as they ignore stories of local government corruption. In the past it seemed that the local media was drunk on the Berry flavored Kool-Aid that the current administration has poured for them since 2009.
It seems Richard Berry’s Kool-Aid stand isn’t pouring the juice for our local TV stations any longer. The Eye would like to say “Thanks” to KOB, KRQE and KOAT for coming out with some truly hard hitting stories over the last ninety days. The local TV media is exposing corruption and inept leadership at all levels in Berry’s administration, Thank you! This is what the media in a democracy does. This is why Berry can’t stand the heat and Eden no longer appears on camera. They can’t take the hard hitting questions about the corruption in their administration. And these are supposed to be our finest? So the Eye would like to say “Thanks” job well done to some recent stories that these three reporters have done. The Eye hopes the readers follow these links and watch / read these stories. The truth of the train wreck of the Richard Berry administration is being exposed. Watch and get involved, call your city council and Berry and demand answers.
The Eye must call out the Journal Editorial Board and 770 KKOB for still drinking the Berry Kool-Aid and ignoring the mess Albuquerque has become.
Bob Clark on 770 KKOB told a caller this week that he was not familiar with the area where the two homeless were murdered. Well Bob should make it a point to go there, get out of his car and speak to the homeless. The homeless are not the type of people that listen to his show, but if he is going to have a conversation about them he should educate himself. The Journal Editorial Board continues to run interference for Berry. They point fingers at the APOA and others but never at their mayor who they support. The Eye would love to see a one sentence Editorial from the Journal:
“Berry has been here since 2009, Albuquerque’s economy and APD’s mess is his fault”.
It will never happen.
The owners of the Journal are hardcore right wing conservatives and they will never tell the public the truth. Albuquerque needs another newspaper so the public can get the truth. Until that day we recommend Joe Monahan and the Albuquerque Free Press (and of course the Eye). The public can not expect the Journal Editors to tell them the truth.
We can only hope that the citizens, those who live in Taylor Ranch, Tanoan, High Desert, Los Ranchos etc start waking up. Just because your neighborhoods are not seeing the destruction that Berry’s lack of vision and leadership has caused the rest of the city doesn’t mean you should ignore it. The Eye urges our citizens in the rich and upper middle class neighborhoods to get involved. Go downtown on a Saturday night at midnight and see what really is going on. Take a walk outside of Nob Hill into the war zone (International District) and see how our neighbors live. Take a drive down West Central and stop by the Ski Hi Lounge and speak to our homeless neighbors and ask them about their friends who were murdered across the street.
Albuquerque residents are in this together. Our neighbors are hurting. Our town is becoming the Detroit of the southwest. Those who live in comfort behind their locked gates must step out and show their concern for the Albuquerque that is plagued by zombie homes, murder, child abuse etc. Do nothing and it will be on your doorstep soon enough. Let’s work together, rich and poor, to make Albuquerque that “diamond in the desert” it can be. Get involved.