Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.
In San Bernardino County’s pocket?
The headline of a story placed online in The Sun newspaper makes the publication appear either aloof, or in the county’s public relations pocket.
Tuesday, as in yesterday, a Superior Court Judge refused to stop a two-day strike by county nurses represented by the California Nurses Associatiion. However, the court did issue a temporary restraining order preventing 77 specific critical-need nurses, out of the more than 1,100 county nurses, from walking off the job.
To repeat. That’s 77 out of almost 1,200 nurses who cannot walk out! Meaning about 1,100 nurses can go strike. [Arithmetic Check: 1200-77=1123]
The Sun routinely shills for county politicians, by covering up personal indiscretions and other screwups and shenanigans, on a regular basis.
But here’s the headline in The Sun: “San Bernardino County judge prohibits group of nurses from striking”
What would a reader think when viewing this headline?
Exactly! The situation is well under control and it’s no big deal.
Here’s the headline in The Press-Enterprise: “COLTON: Nurses set to walk out at Arrowhead”
At least The Press-Enterpise got this one correct!
Maybe at 7:00 a.m. this morning, when pretty much all county nurses walked off the job, The Sun figured the situation out.
The big question is will they have to obtain permission from the county to change the spin?
Talk about being worthless.