Monday, April 25, 2016

This Is What It Sounds Like When Droves Lie (AKA TV Eye II)

Once again the PDN has essentially asked the old question: Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

Here's the headline for the article I'm referring to:

Droves brave blustery weather for first Waterfront Day in Port Angeles

Here's the first photo accompanying the article:

 
I don't see any droves there, do you? I see five adults, and one kid.
 
Here's the first line from the story itself:
 
Crowds of visitors showed up Sunday at the inaugural Waterfront Day, and left asking for more after a behind-the-scenes look at the city's Port facilities.
 
Here's the second photo accompanying the article:
 
 
Do you see any crowds? I see the same five adults and one child.
 
"We had no idea what to expect," said Holly Hairell, Port of Port Angeles public relations manager and organizer for the event.
 
Hairell said attendance figures for the day were not yet available Sunday.
 
Here's the third photo accompanying the article, to give you a further idea of the attendance figures:
 
 
I see one woman, one dog, and the guy who owns the boat. Even the kid has disappeared. No wonder Holly Hairell didn't have those figures available yet, eh?
 
I'm trying to make two points here. One is that the PDN lies, lies, lies. There are no "droves" or "crowds" on display here - other than in the twisted text. Actual crowds are, you know, big things, easy to spot and easy to get photos of. Where's the proof, PDN?
 
The second point is timing. Lookie here, this event happened yesterday and the PDN has already got an article about it in the paper! Wow! That's pretty quick turnaround, especially for such a nonessential flop of an event. So why does it take them days and days and sometimes even weeks to get articles concerning local government affairs of real importance into their slimy little rag?
 
Oh yeah, that's why. Because they're a slimy little rag. And this is why it will be very, very interesting to see how the PDN responds to having PAPA TV around to (potentially) push out more facts, more quickly.
 
Good luck, PAPA, and - once again - shame on you, PDN. 




24 comments:

  1. Lying is just habitual at the PDN. When they lie even on inconsequential stories like this, it only shows just how deeply ingrained into their behavior it is.

    Frankly, they're probably not even aware of it half the time. It's the culture there. If you want to keep your job, you lie.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The event happened Saturday, not yesterday. Even you, sometimes get it wrong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not to be too picky, but did you read the article? "Crowds of visitors showed up Sunday at the inaugural Waterfront Day, and left asking for more after a behind-the-scenes look at the city's Port facilities." So, if the event happened Saturday, as you say, then the PDN is wrong. Not CK.

      Not to say CK is always right. But.

      Delete
    2. I don't care what the PDN said, the event was on SUNDAY.

      Delete
    3. Saturday's "crowd" was similar in size to Sunday's.

      Delete
  3. In this case, they used inappropriate photos. We went and the bussession were full, people waited for the Platypus tour. Were you there to see with your own eyes, or do you always shoot your mouth off from a safe dustance?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right. We know how the PDN is. And, we know how Port Angeles is.

      Really, it gets a bit old to see you keep trying to say things really are glowingly wonderful, and we're all wrong. We live in this town, walk the streets, etc. We're not blind.

      Think about it. More people drive off the ferry and drive straight out of town without stopping, 2 times EVERY DAY, than attend ANY of these events.

      Delete
    2. "dustance" is that a "fur piece" from here.

      Delete
  4. Ooops. The wife said I was wrong, not you (so maybe even us Trolls can make a mistake). The event was Sunday. She went to it, says there were 10 people on her shuttle (not the one in the picture).

    ReplyDelete
  5. They don't have a head count. You don't have a head count. Nobody knows anything. Therefore you win?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, I do have a headcount. I count six heads in the photos...And I'll be generous and say there were...Hmmm...Six times that many people who came. That's a grand total of (drumroll) THIRTY SIX PEOPLE.

      That's my number, and I'm sticking with it. And this WILDLY successful event will "probably" be held again next year...Which is Port-speak for, "Oops! Forget about it!"

      Delete
    2. Interesting comment: "Nobody knows anything. Therefore you win?"

      What is to "win"?

      The town has been in a downward spiral for many years, people are trying to point out the problems that continue the downward spiral, and you're here to talk about winning something?

      Maybe you mean "right"? As in "correctly pointed out".

      Delete
    3. I note that no further numbers have been forthcoming in today's paper. Just sayin'...

      Delete
  6. I didn't go, but was curious to see how many people in the area would show up. No body got on the ferry to come over to poor Port Angeles, and enjoy the "First Annual Waterfront Day".

    And the story says, "The event will PROBABLY be held next year..." Right. We can feel the wild success the first event was.

    Sure the PDN lies. Of course the PDN is the "community booster" that reports only things that make the town seem oh-so wonderful. But from the pictures, we can see they and their supporters are NOT successful in conning the public, once again.

    Once again, they don't get it. It isn't working. The Emperor's clothes are not amazing for all to see, he is flippin' naked. There are NOT "droves" or "crowds" in those pictures, despite the PDN telling us there are.

    How many cycles do we have to go through, flogging the propped up dead horse, before the powers that be finally understand what they have been doing is getting us all nowhere?

    And, how many election cycles do we have to go through to figure out electing the same people ISN'T going to get us out of the mess THEY created?

    Com'on folks, this isn't rocket science.

    ReplyDelete
  7. These make nice companion pieces with Tyler's seasonal photos that show downtown Port Angeles for what it is 99% of the time: EMPTY. Just like the heads of the people running the town.

    ReplyDelete
  8. It's creative writing. I have, for many years, been waiting for them to start reporting (in earnest) on bigfoot, nessie, aliens, chem trails, and other items.
    "It was a dark and stormy night...."

    ReplyDelete
  9. I know a lot of people here, and no one I know talked about going to this "event".

    On the other hand, pretty much everyone I know understands you can't trust the PDN.

    'Nuff said.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I passed through downtown yesterday afternoon and I couldn't tell there was anything going on. The same empty sidewalks so far as I could see.

    ReplyDelete
  11. According to the way they count heads all those who didn't show up get counted like the ones who didn't vote on fluoride.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. THAT is funny! Well said!

      Delete
  12. PDN is all about social engineering. Aren't you glad they put Google-eyed Gottlieb in charge? He shapes the story the rubes read. The PDN is on autopilot and the suits have left the building.

    ReplyDelete
  13. So just who sponsored this big event?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Conversely, HUGE crowds waiting in line for the Food Bank's $10.00 dump day. HUGE....miles long.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What? No story? No pictures?

      A bit telling, though. People would rather take the opportunity of the weekend day to throw out trash, than go listen to it.

      Delete