GN: Mayoral Aide and Room 50 Blogger Jenn Myers responds to my If it Looks like a Duck post….
Jenn: “I will not change what I do or how I do it to satisfy those who wish to use my blog a a canard in the continued crusade to taint this Mayor, this Administration and the majority of this City Council. I am incredibly proud of the work I have done on the blog, writing about the POSITIVE events and happenings in the city (and there are many) and my experiences in my new role. In many cases the coverage on my blog of events (i.e. the solar groundbreaking and Harvest Festival) is better than you will find anywhere else.
My blog is not about re-electing Patrick Murphy or falsely propping him up. I have been an observer of Lowell politics my entire life and in the last 4 years have had the unique opportunity to see it from the inside and outside.
I believe in Mayor Murphy. I believe in the Lynch Administration. I believe in the majority of the City Council. I believe in Lowell. And I find myself in good company in doing so.
Is Lowell without problems? No. Is arguing about my blog or some of the other petty fights that turn Council meetings into all night affairs going to solve the issues facing the city or make it a better place to live, work and play? No.
I had every right to post the Mayor’s letter on my blog. It was the truth and needed to be shared among the din of naysayers who think if they say something long enough and loud enough it will become reality.
Clearly my background is in communication. Clearly written, accurate communication. I will continue to provide that in an effort to increase communication between the Mayor’s office and the residents of Lowell and beyond.”
GN: No one is saying you don’t have the right, all I am saying is it is doesn’t have to be purposely misleading .
BTW It was the MAYOR who in his letter ATTACKED a majority of the Council who voted in favor of the Lowell Taxpayer to insure there was no Tax increase. So the comment on attacking the council majority certainly applies to him in that letter he wrote!
IMHO keeping your BLOG as is, is clearly politically motivated to provide positive press coverage for the Mayor because he and other believe the SUN does not cover the positives enough and to give those NOT in the bubble or downtown mob the notion that this is a City of Lowell BLOG from the Mayor’s Office touting all HIS and the Administrations good deeds. The majority of pictures and stories is about the Mayor and Manager NOT the MAJORITY of the Council.
Apparently that is what the Mayor, his aide and supporters want..