"Dee raises more than Tish" and other reasons for more journalistic voices (plus a new 35th District candidate)
In other words, we don't need another newspaper now owned by the same publisher to tell us that the headline "Dee raises more than Tish" (attached to an article written by the Courier-Life's inimitable Stephen Witt) could easily have been rewritten.
How about: "Challenger Hunley-Adossa holds first fundraiser; incumbent James has yet to hold one" (in the race for the 35th Council District).
Selling Hunley-Adossa short
Curiously enough, the Courier-Life's Witt sells Hunley-Adossa's campaign short, attributing to "sources" some broad-brush generalizations:
I got a press release yesterday from Medhanie Estiphanos, the first male candidate in the race.
He's a "a financial consultant for a leading consulting firm" with a background as a teacher and for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
The statement doesn't yet offer specifics:
In this unique moment, we have an opportunity to ensure a future of shared prosperity, equal and unfettered access to education and healthcare, to ensure a green and sustainable world, and ensure every citizen regardless of race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation has a fair shot at the American Dream. But we need to commit to the future and recognize the worth and contribution of every American to our collective prosperity. And it starts right here in our community.
Over the coming weeks and months, I'll be introducing specific initiatives that will change not only policy and legislations but the psychology of our communities. We need to re-think the way we see ourselves, our challenges, and the solutions to those challenges.
The web site lists five issues (not AY), without much detail:
- Green New York City
- Public Transit and the MTA
- Keeping Art and Artists in Brooklyn