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Where Were You When Twitter Went Down? And Hazel McCallion’s New Year’s allegation, “the press tries to mislead the public”

January 4th, 2013  

Mayor Hazel McCallion gave quite the speech at this year’s Mayor’s New Year’s Levee! McCallion sure crapped on The Mississauga News!

And McCallion didn’t stop there. She then let loose with the allegation that “the press tries to mislead the public.”

Have to laugh because back at the April 12, 2010 Mississauga Judicial Inquiry hearing, here’s what I testified to Inquiry Commissioner Douglas Cunningham about Mississauga “media”.

For the record, there are no media in MYTHissauga. And please spell that capital M. Y. T. H. and lower-case issauga.

We don’t have a television station in MYTHissauga. Citizens are merely inflicted with a way that the City has found to funnel its Trust, Quality, Excellence Party Line straight into our living rooms.

As for MYTHissauga’s only newspaper? Coverage of City Hall is a joke.

Well on New Year’s Day, Mayor Hazel McCallion called The Mississauga News, “the local wrapper for advertising”.

“Coverage of City Hall is a joke” or McCallion’s “local wrapper for advertising” —same message: When it comes to reliable political information, citizens are on their own in MYTHissauga.

So ends the intro and as always, here’s the video, complete with video transcript.

Mayor Hazel McCallion, Tweeting LIVE! And Where Were You When Twitter Went Down (2:57 min)

 (Click here to go directly to YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH at City Hall elevator to cover the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013.

It is Tuesday, January the 1st, 2013. There’s the information. So we’ll go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

I think this year, this levee, is a very special one. In which we’ve gone through a year of trials and tribulations.

Some unfortunate, pessimistic things have happened and people have become a little pessimistic.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH presses City Hall elevator button on way to Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

I know you-all adopted New Year’s Resolutions. I’d like to see the list you-all adopted. We would file them in the City M— into the Mayor’s Office. I’d be happy to look at them.

 MISSISSAUGAWATCH presses City Hall elevator button on way to Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

We have dealt with the Budget and the increase— don’t believe what you read in the newspapers! Please! Check it, before you believe it.

The increase in taxes was 2.6%. Not 7 to 8% as reported by the local wrapper for advertising. You know what that is? The local wrapper for advertising. I think they call it a newspaper.

So it just shows you how the press tries to mislead the public.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH presses City Hall elevator button on way to Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

And then unfortunately we had a bug called the Ash Bore that is ruining our ash trees. And we had to put $50-million in the budgets to spend over the next 10 years to try to save our ash trees. And when they die we plant more other trees.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH presses City Hall elevator button on way to Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

So there are challenges out there. And we want to keep our infrastructure in good shape! We don’t want cement falling from the bridges in Mississauga.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH presses City Hall elevator button on way to Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

Because, with the Staff and the Council working together —as a team, we can accomplish so much.

And then if we add to the team, the Citizens of Mississauga, nobody can beat us! Absolutely not. [Applause] We are The Best!

[Applause]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH presses City Hall elevator button on way to Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Go.

Mayor Hazel McCallion delivering Mayor’s New Year’s Levee speech  January 1, 2013

So. Let’s celebrate!  [Applause]

Let’s have a wonderful New Year!

[Applause]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH videotaping outside Council Chambers, Mayor’s New Year’s Levee January 1, 2013.

Okay. I’ve just gone out through this door —I’ll just show you here. This door right there —this door. This one right here.

And I see this! And it says, “NO PHOTOS PLEASE” and yet most people [person talking] most people went up the [person talking] most people went up the escalator [laughs] and they put the “NO PHOTOS” right there.

Weird.


Music: “Where Were You When Twitter Went Down” by Chumlee from Pawn Stars

GoldSilverPawn Shop.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

And wouldn’t you know it that just a week or so earlier, someone else in Mississauga isn’t happy with the media…

MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI "MEDIA LIES!"  December 24, 2012

 “MEDIA LIES!” Mississauga graffiti photographed December 24, 2012, undisclosed location.

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

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