Wednesday, June 18, 2008

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion,

but not their own facts.” - Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

The Springfield News-Leader's editorial board needs to get their facts straight.

In, Eateries must live with fees, someone from the editorial board wrote:

"Establishing the new fees came through a 7-2 vote of City Council on Monday; council members Doug Burlison and Cindy Rushefsky disagreed with the charges, worrying the city is moving forward too quickly with the fees."

Wrong. Council voted unanimously to establish the fees after Councilman Burlison moved the restaurant fees be removed from the bill.

Councilwoman Cindy Rushefsky seconded Burlison's motion but it did not carry.

Then, there was a vote taken on the bill and it was passed unanimously by all of City Council.


Anonymous said...

Were their names spelled correctly?

tom said...

FACTS, those annoying little things that get in the way of a REAL story