Talk 101.9 FM reported that Dennis Walaker had a set down to meet with the editorial board of the Fargo Forum. (The same paper that Dennis Walaker inferred he could dictate front page content and name diversion opponents)
Since that time several articles have been published in support of the Diversion:
• First there was the sales tax piece and
all the threats that everyone’s (no one
excluded) insurance would go up and
their property taxes would go up
dramatically if the sales tax infrastructure
wasn’t passed by the citizens.
• Next of which is the article from a
reporter based in Grand Forks who did
a piece on how wonderful the folks who
were forced to sell their homes for new
flood protection were enjoying the park
created in their honor.
• Next a piece showing the Gracious
Hardship buyouts for those in the Diversions impacted area (which is limited to those in bad
health, economic reasons not included, like loss of job or moving for work, refinancing issue,
• Yet another was a piece on dredging and the options that were rejected early on without
General optimism would encourage one to try and dismiss the talk of Walaker’s ability to manipulate front page content of the forum and the editorial board, but recent evidence is illustrating that optimism is a hasty decision easily eroded by reality.
All of these recent points appear as active propaganda in support of the diversion. Each of the items don’t appear to have any investigative depth applied to them either by the Diversion Authority or appear as push pieces in support of the plan of choice, none of which appear to cost the city of Fargo and Diversion Authority a dime to receive.
Makes one go hmmm…