Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Salisbury Mayor & Bloggers: The Bloggers Respond

Bloggasm has a quick story where Simon Owens interviews a couple of the bloggers, including Kenneth Burns.

My thoughts on the matter are here.

I am not surprised at the differing viewpoints. But let's face it, if a town or city wants to control its image, it needs to be talking to bloggers, not blaming them for every little slight out there.

Even after reading the comments by Joe Albero, I still stand by the notion that painting all bloggers as bad for local politics is too simplistic. I don't know the details of Albero's particular beef with Mayor Tilghman, and I don't really need to. The last time I checked (and it may have changed), there is still a freedom of the press and a freedom of speech in this country (including Salisbury). While Albero's beef may have started out as personal, the fact that he still blogs about Salisbury politics means that Albero cares about his town--and isn't that worthwhile?


joealbero said...

There are so many citizens that have been personally attacked by the Tilghman Administration, all of which cannot afford the legal battle.

Even GA Harrison, (Delmarva Dealings) has to be very careful what he says in fear of retaliation.

Yes, I most certainly do care about Salisbury. Watching it crumble and the MSM covering it up, it's ridiculous. I have many friends who live in Salisbury, as well as my In Laws. The taxes are through the roof, the water and sewer rates are unbelievable. I mean, think about it. Have any of YOU spent more than $15,000,000.00 on YOUR Fire Department in the past 2 years? The facility alone cost more than $10,000,000.00. This is not NYC! Heck, this isn't even Patomac, or shall I say Montgomery County. I'm talking about the Eastern Shore here!

I own property on the Downtown Plaza in the heart of the City of Salisbury. We have recently watched drug dealers selling dope right on the corner of my building, they just don't care. More importantly, Salisbury is the 10th Most Dangerous City in America, (per capita). Under this Mayor and her Administration, things have gone down hill for the past 12 years and no one was able to fight back.

Like I've said in recent Posts, imagine being ONE person up against all of these people. The Mayor has denounced the Blogs for years, always pointing the finger at me. For years everyone thought I was the bad guy. Today, thousands upon thousands of people are now listening because I have proven everything I stated. I have provided pictures and evidence and while Mayor Tilghman did her best to try to keep everyone away from the Blogs, she actually brought more and more attention towards us and now we're the #1 source on Delmarve to get your news and information.

This has been a 7 day a week effort, 16 hours a day for the past 3 1/2 years. I'll be the first to admit I was over the top in the beginning but today we have brought Salisbury News to a level everyone can accept and we know this simply through the massive volume of visitors we get each and every day.

I truly thank you for allowing me to express my side. I could go on forever telling stories of how and why but I think everyone gets the point. The Blogs are the voices that America has been missing for a very long time.

streiff said...

spot on, Joe

Anonymous said...

"There are so many citizens that have been personally attacked by the Tilghman Administration, all of which cannot afford the legal battle."

contact the ACLU, despite what many in here think the ACLU is not evil.

streiff said...


when did they stop being evil? did they send out a press release?

Outraged_Richard said...

Sir, I am the oldest blog in Salisbury, MD, dating back to early 2004, and since then I have been fighting to revitalize the downtown and prevent urban sprawl.

What I have done for the past several years in relation to Salisbury is somewhat specific and evidently not as popular among Salisbury's cerebral citizens who are attracted somehow to Mr. Albero's sensationalistic writing skills.

Nevertheless, my thankless task toils on: