Arkley Shuns Times- Standard
No surprise there, I guess, as Rob Arkley started the Eureka Reporter over some beef he had with the Times- Standard some time ago. But it still doesn't look good when he can't be reached for comment on a story the T/S wrote on him being the major donor to the Prop 75 campaign (that's the one that requires unions to get permission from members before spending their money for political purposes, which I support). It's not so much he couldn't be reached that doesn't look good, as such things happen, but having an aide supposedly tell the T/S "not to call again...". He could have used that opportunity to give his case for supporting Prop 75 but chose silence instead. Now that's winning hearts and minds isn't it?
I'm sure Arkley feels the T/S has it in for him, althought I don't know exactly why. It could be the same old thing that those on the Left and Right feel when someone writes news other than the way the they want it written. They feel that particular writer or paper is against them. It could also be that Arkley knows he's not exactly, shall we say eloquent, when it comes to speaking on political matters. He seems to have a pretty blind allegience to the Right as well as a rabid hatred of the Left and I've never heard anything but generalities as to why. I'm sure some of his feelings are justified but I still think it's best to be able to at least talk to the other side rather than ignore them all together. Then again, I'm not Rob Arkley and he can afford to do whatever he wants.