Richard Connor Blasts Water Board (And Star-T In Roundabout Way)

Posted May 10, 2013 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
(flickr photo by howard dickens)(flickr photo by howard dickens)

Fort Worth Business Press chairman Richard Connor threw a hard uppercut at the Tarrant Regional Water District’s board of directors in yesterday’s column.


Among other things, he said the water board has become a “vehicle used by arrogant, overreaching politicians and bureaucrats to roll over taxpayers and property owners with the ill-advised, outrageously expensive boondoggle known as the Trinity River Vision.”

Connor was Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher from 1986 to 1997 (and roundly disliked in the newsroom).

Newspaper publishers don’t generally control editorial content, but it seems unlikely that the pro-incumbent, pro-Trinity River Vision, serial butt kissing Star-Telegram would have embarrassed itself quite as much with its recent water board election coverage had Connor still been there.

The Star-Telegram isn’t content to have editorial writers and columnists endorse the status quo. Reporters have even joined¬†the cheering section.

Nobody will accuse Breitbart of going soft on the water district or the Star-Telegram.

The Dallas Observer piped in as well.

And quite a few local bloggers are having fun over water district honcho Jim Oliver’s email pissing match with water board candidate John Basham.



    What’s wrong with kissing cereal butts?


    >>>>(and roundly disliked in the newsroom)<<<<

    That is a good thing if people like Baghdad Bud Kennedy and Mike Norman dislike you. A very good thing. Bam!


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