Why are local media channels afraid of the rescue mission?


Comments by a local citizen when asked his opinion of Mr. Washburns comments about the rescue mission




On a recent morning morning edition of the “Doc Washburn show” on 94.5, Doc went on a rant attacking anyone that felt the rescue mission should be moved. He went on the claim that they were an organization operating off of private funds (more on this in a future posting) and the community should let them be.  After the show, Doc was sent an email with with multiple pieces of data that showed just how toxic the rescue mission was on downtown and how they were not quite as “privately funded” as he would like to think. When pushed, Doc came up with all kinds of excuses as to why “he didnt have time” . Is this another case of our local media being unwilling to even entertain the idea that all is not as picture on the packaging shows it is?  When an organization attempts to do social engineering there are always secondary effects that are not always so pretty. Why does our local media stick their head in the ground and not report the details of the issue in their entirity??  Could it be that they are afraid of losing advertising dollars? Here is a bolt of reality, If downtown is continued to be burdened by a vagrancy problem created by the rescue mission, there will be no downtown businesses to sell advertising to. I am a Christian. I believe in helping those who are willing to help themseleves. I volunteer and donate to organizations that I know are doing the right thing by the people they serve and the volunteers who donate their time. I support organizations that have made positive impact on our community as a whole without creating a nuisance. The rescue mission does not fit that bill.

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