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Posted on December 21 at 4:22 p.m.

Yea, the content outside of the op-ed pages was decent. Shame she didn't put the rag out to bid and let someone else, shall we say, a little less partisan, run the paper?

On <em>Santa Ynez Valley Journal</em> Prints Last Paper

Posted on December 21 at 8:40 a.m.

Pappas lost. Someone has to pay Farr her legal fees. God knows how much money she's dropped on other failed campaigns. Nothing has gone her way, so, in the spirit of Christmas, she cans her employees. From what I've heard, the VJ was a stifling paper to work for anyway.

On <em>Santa Ynez Valley Journal</em> Prints Last Paper

Posted on December 15 at 1:37 p.m.

It's "unfair" to drive drunk around people you could potentially kill in the process? And he's using his kids to seek pity?

Conservatives love to talk personal responsibility--so long as they don't have to set the example.

On Armendariz Licks His Wounds

Posted on August 23 at 9:52 p.m.

how did this discussion ramble away from the point: The publisher published a potentially libelous accusation (reckless disregard for the truth) in the paper's news section. Forget the north-south divide. This is about journalism ethics 101.

On <em>Santa Ynez Valley Journal</em> Accuses DA of Inaction

Posted on August 21 at 1 p.m.

crawford-hall bought a newspaper in a shoddy attempt to legitimize her views in On the Ranch. Apparently realizing virtually no one takes her seriously, she's now posting her rants in the paper's news section.

On <em>Santa Ynez Valley Journal</em> Accuses DA of Inaction

Posted on August 11 at 3:27 p.m.

Conversely, why do you and many other supporters of McCaw believe the Federal Immigration law should be enforced to the full extent possible, but Federal Labor law should not......

On NLRB Orders <em>News-Press</em> to Reinstate Fired Reporters

Posted on May 25 at 10:41 a.m.

Matt: from one journalist to another, you editorialized what could have been a promising human interest piece.

"It's unfortunate that my ability to point of a belief is somehow construed to be my personal belief. That is a basic misunderstanding of journalism on the whole, which is one of the many problems that plague numerous commenters on our site."

It's this kind of condescending attitude that gives journalists a bad name. They often believe that the readers who disagree with them are dummies, and treat them as such. Is it any wonder why people post under anonymous usernames?
I understand that the Independent editorializes quite a bit to give the magazine an attractive 'tone' or a 'voice,' but this is certainly not the fair journalism we're taught to aspire to write in college.

You write; "a region rather notorious for its lack of ethnic diversity." If you were only speaking about the perception of a handful of counties, why not say that? An equal, if not greater, number of counties do not perceive Santa Barbara County this way (my native Ventura County, for example).

When I read the lead of this article, I was given the impression that men, women, and children were praying together.Yet, the author buries the reality: that men and women cannot pray together, because a man couldn't possibly do so without lusting after the women (who consequently are segregated from the men).

And to play up the diversity is interesting when most of the people you quoted have family from the middle east.

But I guess that's not the narrative you wanted: that the Muslim community in Goleta presents a "powerful affront to the ignorant Western notion that all Muslims are coffee-skinned Arabs"

And no, I'm not a republican.

On A Mosque Grows in Goleta

Posted on January 25 at 10:42 p.m.

"Speaking of the dead homeless: How is it that in a city run by progressive politicians--a city with untold $$$, does this happen? Could it be that the progressives of which I speak--as well as those of whom Crawford-Hall speaks--are not as truly compassionate as they would have us think and maintain power by trumping wedge issues?"

Interesting how soft in tone you are on Crawford-Hall, but snide when it comes to the 'progressives' of S.B. for their supposed lack of compassion. The reason S.B. has a homeless problem is because, unlike many parts of the North county, it is an urban area.

On Have You Heard the Latest?

Posted on January 24 at 7:17 p.m.

"There are a few of these progressives right in our backyard and it is time to send them on to other places in the world where they would be more appreciated. Let’s get started." July 14

"This is a religion and a belief system that we are up against and just like the Communists of the ‘60’s who finally had to go underground, one cannot stop them from thinking what they do. One needs to eliminate enough of them and discourage others from following their way of thinking."
Dec. 10

On Have You Heard the Latest?

Posted on January 24 at 3:46 p.m.

the vestige of Lanz-Mateo may be the employees she's hired, but how long will they last? It sounds like this Nancy women (based on her latest creed-screeds), wants to 'eliminate' muslims, progressives, and pretty much anyone she disagrees with on agriculture. the news section is good, but with the editor out, will this woman become the de facto editor? I pity the reporters. This woman is turning into another Mccaw.

On Have You Heard the Latest?

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