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Why was a thread asking questions about parcel tax blocked?

Original post made by John, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009

The following thread was closed off by the Pleasanton Weekly, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why since it was posted by a registered user who used her own name and asked intelligent questions.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

The Weekly is trying to be half-pregnant with their anonymous posting policy. I've had two kids so far and for the life of me I can't figure out how anyone can be half-pregnant.

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Posted by @
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm

You ask a very good question. Although the answer should be obvious. The PW and its Editor are blatantly biased in their liberalism, just like the mainstream media including most other newspapers in metro areas.

This PW might as well be declared an additional tool of the democrat party (ps...note that I refuse to use the term "democrat-ic" party as their is nothing "democratic" about democrats.)

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Posted by ConflictofInterest?
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Is Mrs. Bing that works at Foothill High related to the editor of the Pleasanton Weekly? Is that why the Pleasanton Weekly censoring the posts that are against the parcel tax--because a relative of the editor is a school district employee?

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Posted by Sensibly Save Our Schools
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm

On another thread, a poster named Mike identified Jan Bing, a counseling secretary at Foothill High School, as the wife of Jeb Bing. Mike also noted that Jan Bing received a pink slip.

in Jeb Bing's editorial of March 13th, he did not disclose that his wife is a PUSD employee.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Isn't such disclosure one of those journalistic duties? It's like when one reads news stories about the owners of the newspaper in which the story appears and they disclose that. PW should issue a correction in print.

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Apr 3, 2009 at 2:45 am

I've purposely stayed clear of this fiasco since I don't have factual comments to present. However, I question why the Editor continues to publish articles concerning the parcel tax, such as "Chamber endorces Measure G parcel tax proposal", allowing "non registered" favorable comments but when the comments turn "unfavorable" the posting suddenly becomes "only registered posters"...

Something smells here. This Editor/Newspaper is certainly losing credibility with many in the community with what seem to be "selectivity". Those associated with this newspaper should be ashamed that such a double standard is allowed to exist...

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Posted by Jeb Bing
editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Apr 3, 2009 at 7:46 am

Jeb Bing is a registered user.

Just a reminder that we are restricting all posts related to the June 2 parcel tax measure to registered users of the Pleasanton Weekly Town Square forum. We have found that this keeps the conversations more civil and focused without any restriction on what posters say or the opinions they express.

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