rambling tirade against The Enquirer, alleging they are "abandoning city interests" by publishing their recent streetcar poll. Read it if you need a good laugh at a 71 word run-on sentence. Or don't; there's really no new content.
Just like UrbanCincy's other tirades, there are lots of excuses for why the facts aren't really the facts, and how the methodology must be flawed because trolleyites dislike the conclusions.
The usual double standard is evident. Apparently Gannett is evil for being headquartered in Virginia, but UrbanCincy being headquartered in Atlanta is just fine.
The Enquirer hired an objective 3rd party pollster to do their study. Back in June another objective study deduced that one part of OTR was the "most dangerous neighborhood in America." UrbanCincy called that one "intellectually dishonest."
However, UrbanCincy has no problem with the streetcar feasibility study conducted by HDR and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Both companies stand to gain millions in fees if the project materializes. Have HDR or PB ever done a study that concluded a city wasn't a good candidate for trolleys? Of course not. But that's OK, because, like them, UrbanCincy also thinks every street should have a streetcar. And so the double standard persists when it comes to objectivity .
Enquirer reporter Barry Horstman's article was balanced and factual. Unfortunately trolleyites don't care. They really want him to editorialize on the news pages to promote their view of "city interests."
Urban junkies even count the number of letters to the editor, pro and con. They don't like those numbers either, and view them as prima facie evidence of a vast suburban conspiracy against the trolley boondoggle.
As we've said before, loser sports teams whine about officiating. Loser restaurants boo-hoo the reviews. Loser theatrical shows blame it all on the critics. And in politics, Helen Thomas says, "The Loser Will Always Blame the Media." Shooting the messenger is always a loser's move.