You need to be more fair Nevius

C.W. Is alot of things to a lot of people.

However I couldn’t help to notice that some of his recent columns have been a bit unfair.

For example two weeks ago his column said that moderate democrats should pay attention to the Democratic County Central Committee because they are pretty good at picking who the next supervisor is going to be. He goes on to explain how recently more progressive democrats have taken over the the DCCC. Namely Aaron Peskin, who was elected chair in 2008.

He then goes on to quote Scott Weiner a candidate for Supervisor in District 8. This is how he atributes him.

“But when Mrs. Jones receives her Democratic voter guide in the mail,” said Scott Wiener, former chairman of the DCCC and candidate for supervisor in District Eight, “she’s thinking of the party of Barack Obama, not the party of Aaron Peskin and (Supervisor) Chris Daly.”

What bothers me is that Mr. Nevius FAILS to say that Mr. Weiner is running for re-election for a seat at the DCCC. It’s kind of important to mention that when he is the only person he quotes in the DCCC, but fails to mention that he is running. Whats the issue? The whole column is about people needing to be pay attention to the DCCC and he only quotes one person from there without the proper attribution.  To me it’s like saying hey check out what the DCCC is and by the way Weiner is pretty cool. Kind of like a pseudo endorsement.

Exhibit two. Recently he did a column about the violence in the T-line involving blacks and asians. In his whole article about violence against ASIANS he quotes Lynnette Sweet.

Nothing wrong with that exept Sweet is running for District 10 and is being labeled as the “downtown” candidate, whom Newsom endorsed. It would have bee more appropriate for him to quote, i don’t know. Another District 10 candidate like Marlenne Tran from the Visitation Valley Asian Alliance. Whom by the way has been working on this issue for years and is at every single meeting advocating on behalf of asian immigrants and public transportation. You could even argue that her whole campaign is based of that issue.

All  i am saying is that, you should try to be more fair in your reporting mr Nevius.


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