Comments on: Mean Girls /featured/mean-girls.html Chronicles of a Wayfaring Journalist Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:54:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: Charles /featured/mean-girls.html/comment-page-1#comment-398 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:57:07 +0000 /?p=6350#comment-398 so I posted a letter over there but I’ll put it here too in case she erases it.-  If there was real libel we can be sure that Loyda , a woman who has wasted hundreds of thousands of public money though the legal system, would be all over it.  The disgusting elitism you have about education and salary says much more about how you feel about the “:little people” around you.  You scoff at his imagined salary laughing that it is less than a fast food worker.  well that is easy for an oppressed woman like yourself, who attended one of the elite schools in the world. Maybe your husband didn’t want the job because his wife wouldn’t respect his small salary making less than a *gasp* fast food worker. It makes me wonder about your cosmopolitan noblesse oblige to the poor “latinas” that you have told that Nate “must be stopped” because he “hates Mexicans”.I think you and your friend protest too much. Your friend had a good run on the public dime to try to politically position herself if there was a case there I’m sure she would have been as adept as in the past at proving her case.  Truth doesn’t need a fancy degree and I’m not sure when reporting stopped being a blue collar job but I’m pretty sure it is about the time that it started being part of the power structure and romance novelists started bragging about their degrees from prestigious journalism schools.If you have proof about your accusations about the car that Nate bought in a small town in new mexico put them out there.  You say that it is a dangerous place, while at the same time trying to direct race based attacks on a reporter.  Where is this in your ethics?  An incredible thing about journalism , writing, politics and many other worthwhile endeavors involving public service, they don’t pay well , they can make you powerful enemies, they can be dangerous and the results are out there for the world to see.  What would it say about the local paper if they couldn’t write about Loyda, a local woman who has apparently searched for political power , engaged in vicious feuds, thrown accusations of theft at other public figures all the while claiming her supposed credentials, her earthy feminism, and her race entitle her to represent an entire portion of the population?  Has she run for office? Why is she allowed to burn through money that would be better spent providing electricity at a reasonable rate.  I bet Loyda knows exactly who would be an excellent member of the board for the utility.  Thanks for threatening a local reporter you oppressed millionaire freedom loving patriot who only wants the best for us little people who can’t read a story and make up our own mind. Oh yes he also had encounters with the law that were dismissed and he may have once smoked pot but that has never, ever happened to any female Hispanic person ever and I should judge his writing based on that as well not by it’s content.  Quelle surprise! but if this was your life story it would be a romantic struggle against the poverty and the racist opposition of society.I’m sorry your feminist friend feels “raped” because a story was written about her.  It must take a masters at the COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM or fake attending HAAAVAAARD to draw that analogy. I’m sure all the latinas out there who have been raped can see the similarity between the two things.  

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By: Angela Cleary /featured/mean-girls.html/comment-page-1#comment-397 Mon, 24 Dec 2012 17:43:28 +0000 /?p=6350#comment-397 Lord have mercy. First, I am writing this with the presumption that, well, others are going to read it. Second, Nathan, I find how you are dealing with this to be spot on. To be honest, I was worried you would become lonely and isolated in New Mexico, but I am pleased beyond everything that it is turning out to be so… it just suits you. Like those rare occasions when you have actually shoved your grumpy mug in an actual suit, it just brings something out that is always there, it just needs highlighting? Anywhoo, Bad press is good press hon, tho I am sorry that what this woman has chosen to execute some sort of vendetta against you. Love the tittle of the article btw. lols. As far as the article- which is the matter of the debate- I have not yet read it. I assume it relates to the controversy I read about in Texas over digital water/ electric meters? People do not want them because they are too, “intrusive?” I will play the devils advocate a wee bit Nathan, in as much as you stay very real, but you still have been looking through journalists eyes for a long time. I have a unique perspective in that I have actually been interviewed by you, and by other reporters- tho I have never had a story focused solely on myself.. When someone writes an article about you or include you interviews, you are seeing yourself from another persons perspective. Sometimes we don’t like how other people interpret our thoughts or actions. It might be difficult to accept that how you act and that the actions you take may not be agreed with by others. to have your actions highlighted (libel lucre is filthy baby)  in what you perceive as disagreeable light- sometimes its a jagged pill to swallow. As far as this third party woman is concerned, I will keep my personal judgments to myself and Nathan, as always you take the high road. Its ok to dabble your toes in the mud for a little self gratification, but I know you would never resort to that sort of banal behavior.  Any press is good press honey, let that cowgirl ride till she falls off;) 

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