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Kristen Brown claims "Rookie" to gain sympathy for missing MLK event

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You won't find the article about Kristen Brown "Rookie Mistake" on therepublic.com, only in print. Wonder why they wouldn't put this article on their website? Because they don't want people who don't get the paper to see it.

Mayor Kristen Brown, accused of not supporting the minorities in Columbus, has apologized for missing the MLK breakfast at Columbus East. For the first time in 15 years, the Mayor didn’t attend the breakfast or community discussions.

What about the other events mayor? Do they not deserve an apology?

It was reported Brown didn’t have a problem with diversity in San Francisco seven years ago, but “finding qualified minorities will require more deliberate effort.”

The meaning of deliberate “Deliberate means doing something on purpose and with careful thought.”

I’m confused, wasn’t appointing people to various boards done with careful thought or on purpose? Those people weren't a minority, so it didn't deserve that much consideration?

Kristen Brown has offered an apology but whether people believe our “ELECTED” mayor might be a different story. I’m sure she will start attending diverse and ethnically charged functions in the future, not because she wants to, but because that is what a mayor is supposed to do.

I wonder if she will hold her breath while talking to those of a different nationality and migrate into dark corners of the room to avoid those wanting to talk to her about issues within Columbus. I would hope not, but don’t look forward to minorities being placed on any boards or positions because those are all filled at the moment.

The reason why she apologized…

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Politics 101 12/02/2012 05:38:01
The article does appear on their website and, of course, is prominent on the front page of the print edition.
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Admin 12/02/2012 07:56:21
We posted are article at 7:50 and one hour and ten minutes later they posted it. Regardless just shows they are watching what we do. The server is one hour off, so all posts say one hour after they were actually posted.
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Politics 101 12/02/2012 09:00:43
I was not being critical of Columbuzz. Actually, Home News Enterprises would do well to READ THIS SITE EVERYDAY for some actual public opinion as opposed to the sanitized crap that appears in The Republic.
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Admin 12/02/2012 10:29:26
I agree, and thank-you
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Gerald James 12/02/2012 10:09:38
Yes no doubt that the 5-6 people that post here routinely are an example of local public opinion, U R just to funny P-101.
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Politics 101 12/02/2012 11:31:22
Have you checked the number of people commenting on The Republic's web-site. You might want to get some facts first Gerry. People have virtually dropped off from commenting on Home News Enterprises websites since they went with Facebook comments. Why? People HAVE opinions and thoughts that they do not, necessarily, want to be tied to. Columbus is a small town and anonymity is the key to open and free expression. Gerry ROFLMAO!
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Phil Swaim 13/02/2012 05:30:54
Because people like you spouted off on a REAL news site and used inappropriate language and attempted to spread rumors without even sharing your REAL name.

You're not a real person, p101. you are just text on a screen.
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Politics 101 13/02/2012 07:41:30
And you are a buffoon in a top hat. So? What's your point? Opinions don't matter because YOU don't know who they are from? You don't know how people vote either Phil since they don't have to attach their name to that decision. Your ego allows you to put it all out there even on your fledgling blog that has almost no comments. What are you so afraid of? Trumpeting your cause is all fine and dandy, I prefer anonymity. Don't ASSUME you don't know who I am.
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Phil Swaim 14/02/2012 07:13:38
Don't emphasize you. I never said because I dont' know them. It's because WE don't know them. THe public. everyone. If you are unwilling to give your name in a post, then your opinion means nothing.

Voting is different. Voting is not an opinion. It is a choice. That needs to remain anonymous so people feel comfortable that they will not receive retaliatory actions for the choices in government.

And further more, you have probably only seen me ONCE in a tophat. I haven't worn that hat in probably a year or two. Again, you are just seeking ad hominem attack because you have no real arguments.
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Politics 101 14/02/2012 07:53:13
Here is the fallacy in your point Swaim, you do not speak for the public anymore than I do. You speak for YOU. The only difference is you put your name out there because of your EGO.
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Politics 101 14/02/2012 07:48:59
You speak for YOURSELF Phil, you are NOT the public but rather a member of the public, albeit one with a blog. So what? It's not hate if, as you suggest, I don't know you. I don't know you personally but what I know of your opinions I have profound disagreements with because you FAIL at looking at this administration objectively.

I can agree, from time to time, with the successes of this Mayor but you cannot see them because you are too busy defending the indefensible. THIS ADMINISTRATION IS NO MORE TRANSPARENT then the last administration. IN FACT, Judy Johns Jackson was much more responsive to the public THAN ANYONE AT CASA DI BROWN.
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olden 13/02/2012 07:32:35
And neither is the watchman.
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Phil Swaim 14/02/2012 07:00:17
The Watchman is a publication, not a name. I use my name on every post.
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Politics 101 13/02/2012 08:26:50
"The Watchman" LOL!
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R Harris 12/02/2012 10:29:34
It does not surprise me that Ms. Brown was a no show. I attended one of her town hall meetings during the campaign season and when directly questioned about continuing the initiative of creating a welcoming community in Columbus in order to attract more businesses, her answer was, "Well, you know that Columbus is over 80 percent caucasian". That was her answer. She has also stated during the election cycle a desire to completely disband the Human Rights Commission. These past actions, along with some rather strong Tea Party ties, do lead me to believe her inclinations are significantly less than equitable towards people and issues not of her ethnic comfort zone.
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Politics 101 12/02/2012 11:32:56
She is a tea-bagger. No question about it. Columbus and the Swaims got just what they wanted. Brown, Frank Jerome, Hankins! The Tea Party controls City Hall.
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Phil Swaim 13/02/2012 07:45:21
For the record, I was backing Greg Noel (D) in the General election and I was AGAINST Aaron hankins. Again, you do not know me and do not know my views.
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Paula Jarrett 12/02/2012 13:11:30
Mayor Brown states...“finding qualified minorities will require more deliberate effort.”...Why?
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Paula Jarrett 12/02/2012 17:14:47
While mayor Brown is digging herself out of one of her big "goofs," she has opened another can of worms by suggesting there aren't many qualified minorities!!! Why more effort?? I thought one of the great things Columbus toots itself on, is its diversity w cultures?? Cummins is a magnet for various cultures coming to our city, and we need to embrace the differences, and make ALL cultures or minorities feel welcomed here!!! The statement Mayor Brown made is very condenscending to say the least!!!! Statements like that, is very detrimental to our city.
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Phil Swaim 13/02/2012 05:34:28
I took it to mean she has not been specifically looking for minorities to fill vacancies. She has been paying attention to qualifications. I would venture to guess not many minorities have applied for positions or boards.

Gwen Wiggins, President of the local chapter of the NAACP, cleared her name. I think that goes a long way to show how much the apology is appreciated and welcomed by the community.
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Admin 13/02/2012 09:59:51
Or how much Gwen wanted to just say OK and move on
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Administrator 12/02/2012 17:59:58
She never said they weren't as qualified. It looks like that to people who don't really read something.

The idea is to find people qualified for the job. She did. Now a factor not considered before has been thrown in.

One more step to finding someone to fill the job. It happens to be minority status to properly represent the diversity of the area. Fair enough, but it is one more step to consider, meaning a 'more deliberate effort.'

Had it been decided they needed taller or shorter qualified people for the job, for whatever reason, they would have another step, measuring height.
It would require a 'more deliberate effort.'
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Mary Haymaker 13/02/2012 04:17:21
Thank you Mayor Brown for admitting you were wrong and apologizing - it was much appreciated. An apology to the Chinese community would go a long way, too.

It's important that you find an employee who can steer you through the mine fields that are local politics (anywhere). Judy Johns Jackson did a great job for Mayor Armstrong - maybe you can find someone like her.

Good luck!
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NO NAME 13/02/2012 05:25:05
why is it so difficult to find a decent administrative assistant?
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Transparent 13/02/2012 05:40:29
Mayor Brown's apology really missed the point. Don't get me wrong, it was a good job on the part of the Mayor's PR firm at Second and Washington to put this spin on it. But it wasn't a "rookie mistake." If it was just an oversight, Mayor Brown wouldn't have instructed a senior member of her administration to lie regarding her whereabouts that morning.

That's the real issue here. This Mayor, who promised us unprecedented levels of accountability, didn't just intentionally snub the minority community, she LIED to the people of Columbus in order to avoid accountability for her decision.

I'm not a member of the NAACP. I'm just a member of the public who Mayor Brown misled. I'm still waiting for MY apology.
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Admin 13/02/2012 10:01:11
Do you know where she was?
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Politics 101 13/02/2012 08:01:54
One more thing Swaim. You are just boring. This is an opinion site, it is not, necessarily a NEWS site. In all reality, The Republic is hardly better than your fledgling blog only it has circulation. Anything that tows your tea-bagger philosophy is touted or praised and anything that you cannot wrap your infantile brain completely around is not. You loathe Columbuzz BUT you also realize that it has something your blog doesn't and thats READERSHIP! People come here to see opinions, rumors and, on occasion, breaking news.

You are a hack for the tea party. Nothing more, nothing less. Your opinions are just that, OPINIONS, no better and no worse than those of anyone else you are just a MOUTH with an EGO that thinks your knowledge is superior to those you don't know.
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CamilleFly 13/02/2012 11:16:27
The Republic does read this site regularly, as does the Mayor's flunkies, and Columbuzz has forced coverage on a ton of issues I'm not sure if The Republic was unwilling or unable to provide coverage at first, but it was forced to because this site had the scoop.

Secondly, who knows what Gwen really said. The Republic doesn't always print accurate quotes, it sometimes even skips semi-accurate quotes, and goes onto just flat out making them. It has purposefully lied about facts and information in stories, and manages to leave out of the above article how the Mayor's rookie mistake was to send someone from the administration to tell one thing to the audience, while changing the story later...then get caught for it. At this point, the story isn't that she missed the breakfast (even though The Republic tries to make it out like that), it's her behavior during, and after the fact. That's the real story, and you'll only read it here because The Republic won't print it.

Actually, the biggest story on this site isn't in any article, it's that it exists at all, and that The Republic is at best just missing news, or that it is purposefully trying to create it's own news, or alter the real news at worst.
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Politics 101 13/02/2012 20:15:41
Like it or not, for better or worse, Columbuzz is a barometer of public opinion. All public opinion? No, but enough to make it deserving of attention. The watchman wishes he had the participation and readership Columbuzz does, for that matter, Home News Enterprises wishes it had some of the sources Columbuzz does. I retract any earlier statements about Phil Swaim driving this truck into City Hall. He does not have that significant of a following. The real reasons Kristen Brown got elected were tenacious and truly effective campaigning with a HUGE boost from the editorial staff at The Republic.
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Phil Swaim 14/02/2012 07:10:31
Columbuzz has a few people who read, comment on it, and then the ticker for the readership goes up each time the page is hit. You don't know my readership. You don't know my audience. Heck, you still don't know who I am.

This site continues to push that it is a news site that delivers breaking news. It seems to me this site just wants to have a urination contest with The Republic to see who can get a story out there, regardless of the rumors that might be in it apart from the truth, first. I see The Republic in its news stories to be far more truthful than this site.

This site also houses opinions. Many of them with false, misleading, or mistaken information, but they are opinions nonetheless. I am okay with opinions. I BETTER be okay with opinions, right? But the problem thus arises when people are given a space to write with no verification or authentication as to who the author of the post is. It speaks to the site's credibility which is close to 0.

This site is indeed a loud speaker and certain people read it and loud mouth it all over town. It can cause chaos, with its misinformation. It can cause anger over nothing (Cheer Fund). It can even cause embarrasment for this site when two credible sites bring actual sources into the articles they write to tell the real story.

YEs, just ask Wayne Hanrattie who has written to the Republic a few times and each time he butchered the truth and only proved that he knows absolutely nothing about government. His writings make me laugh.

BTW, what's with all the hate, p101? Again, ad hominem attack is a logical fallacy. You basically had no arguments in you entire comment because you were too busy insulting me to gain points. maybe politics 101 needs to go to debate 101 before he posts again. people usually use ad hominem attacks when they have no argument or when they actually are feeling defeated in a debate or discussion.
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Admin 14/02/2012 07:37:03
You sir are incorrect, the ticker doesn't go up each time.

It can cause anger over nothing (Cheer Fund).
It should incite anger, and with that anger came a positive outcome! WIN for everyone!

We didn't create a rumor about the Cheer Fund, we reported it in a way that got people thinking.

We aren't journalist and yes we love to post stories, information The Republic won't such as the man who shot the police car.

Phil you are welcome to publish your articles here but I see you just like to slam us for what we post instead of making a difference.
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Phil Swaim 14/02/2012 09:16:10
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE?

P101 should be all over you for spinning now. Whether you created it or not, you posted mere rumor and lies about the actual situation. You had no real idea what actually happened or what the situation was other than the Cheer Fund was moving out of their spot (just like they have for the past decades, I might add)

you did not make a difference. You caused chaos with lies and misinformation. That's irresponsible. What happened in this community should be an indictment on this page. the Republic and WCSI were forced to clean up your mess. Mark Baldwin then, despite what his paper had already factually wrote about, wrote an empty aritcle about how someone, not the Republic, needs to help the Cheer Fund find someplace more permanent.

The only thing that happened was that United Way gave them a spot now instead of someone giving them a spot in October (like they have done for decades).

Who has the ego? Columbuzz.

P101. You have no idea either. You have no sources whatsoever. you have no name. you have ad hominem attacks and insults. that's all.

Admin, thanks for telling Columbus that you are not journalists. We could have guessed that by your work and the lies, misinformation, and rumors it brings. I will give you one thing, though, you have a fantastic market for community news and events. I really think that's where this should to .Politics is not the forte of this website. Community news, events, and programming is, in my opinion. So bravo on that!

My ego? yeah, you really do not know me at all. If I had an ego I would be posting every single day about the same thing all year round. I know multiple people post on here about politics. If I posted as much about the same thing that gets posted here, then your argument would have validity. I post to inform and alert, that's it. No ego, no victory lap, and certainly no "Columbuzz is what caused the Republic to write [blah blah]. HURRAY FOR US!" that's ego.

Mr. admin, I would appreciate your posts to have names, though. Anonymous or otherwise. That way it is not seen as Columbuzz posting it, but that person (or name/p101(no name)) I fear a lot of my frustration with this site is not caused by Columbuzz itself but a couple people who post ad nauseum about the same thing over and over in attempts to build hits and numbers.

How do your counters work, by the way, Mr. Admin?
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Administrator 14/02/2012 11:59:22
Phil Swaim, we try to post what people need and want to know.

If this site puts your panties in a wad so easily, you could take us off your favorites list. We will survive.

We like what we post, even if we screw up at times.

We aren't the Republic. We don't want to be the Republic. We get a thrill when we see they show enough to interest to check us out or mention us. They have more important stuff to worry about and it's nice to see them notice us.

Ego? No.

Fetish? Maybe.

When was the last time they checked out or mentioned the blog you manage?

YOU decide what goes on it to get readers. How's that working out for you?

You can be a nice guy, Phil, but let someone disagree with you and you tear them to shreds.

Oh wait, that's what we do! Keep up the good work!

Certain subjects and certain people raise readership. Why don't you start a cult? LOL
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Phil Swaim 14/02/2012 12:48:42
I don't tear people to shreds who merely disagree. Disagreement is very much welcome. Discussion is very much valued. you know this to be true from our conversations, Bob.

I don't write for readership. maybe Columbuzz is trying to raise readership to make money one day? I don't know, but writing for readership is counter intuitive to the purpose of writing which is to inform, in my case. I write to inform, and try to give people access to that information. that's what it is about. I think fetish would be a better word, yes.

Last time I checked, the Republic has never mentioned this site. WCSI came close with a quote from the Cheer Fund. I would suspect that that fiasco, created by this site, was only brought to the attention of WCSI and The Republic because they read this site or someone had informed them of that article. No one knows how that information was spread to those places.

And yes, when this site disagrees with someone, they do attempt to tear them to shreds.
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POLITICS 101 16/02/2012 15:14:32
PHIL SWAIM

"but writing for readership is counter intuitive to the purpose of writing which is to inform, in my case."

WHAT?
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Politics 101 14/02/2012 07:44:13
Wait, what? Phil Swaim doesn't KNOW IT ALL! Now that is breaking news! Phil is nothing more than a hack for this administration. He posts NOTHING critical of this administration because, after all, he rode on the truck into City Hall. Phil Swaim comes across as an expert on the issues preaching from Mt. High. He is neither an expert in politics or city government. He is nothing more than a loudmouth with opinions, JUST LIKE ME, the difference is HIS EGO has PUT HIS NAME out there and on his BLOG THAT NO ONE READS. Provide your readership stats Swaim. I won't hold my breath!

Picking on Phil is so much fun because he thinks he is so smart. Debate? It's impossible to debate someone who knows NOTHING about what is truly going on at City Hall except for what he reads in the Repugnant!
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Mary Haymaker 13/02/2012 19:21:53
CamilleFly is correct on the Republic printing inaccuracies - just ask Wayne Hanrattie.
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