He bemoaned what he said was a less than factual endorsement. His complaint centered on this one sentence in the P-G:
Instead of privatizing a service like trash collection, he extends it to Wilkinsburg -- not because it saves Pittsburgh money but because it's created a few more city jobs while helping a municipal neighbor.Motznik said the move actually saved the city $815,000.00 a year and that it also took 30 garbage trucks off the streets (Council President Doug Shields chimed in saying it actually saved the city over a million a year).
He also said the following:
"...it doesn't matter to me who they endorse for mayor." (Yeah, right)He also compared the Post-Gazette to AM talk radio and said that the people of Pittsburgh weren't as dumb as the media thinks they are.
"I'm frustrated at the crap that a newspaper I used to think was credible would print." (You mean when they printed your bogus claim that Ravenstahl created the 311 line?)
"Don't they have a board of directors that reviews their stories to make sure they are accurate?" (Uh, Jimmy, that wouldn't be the job of a board of directors.)
"Why isn't the editor reading this stuff?" (Uh, Jimmy, it's the editors who WRITE the editorials.)
"Why isn't the editorial board reading it?" (See above.)
"I'm not here to tell you to vote for Luke Ravenstahl." (Well, yeah, you kind of are.)
In case you're reading this, Councilman Motznik, I don't automatically assume that privatization is a good thing and even if you're correct on any monies saved (and I don't know that you are), you're only addressing one line in the P-G's endorsement.
You can take your yellow boots off again because, as you say, the people of Pittsburgh aren't as dumb as someone may think we are.