Voice of OC

Jose Moreno Wants Create A New Entitlement Program: City-Subsidized Child-Care

On his campaign website, Jose F. Moreno says he will protect the city’s “fiscal stability.”  Creating a new city-funded entitlement program isn’t how one normally goes about doing that. Yesterday, the Voice of OC published an article in which Moreno calls for city government to provide subsidized child-care to Anaheim residents – or at least  assume he would limit it ...

Read More »

Double-Standards and Myths from Team Tait on Campaign Spending, Measure L

Anaheim Insider here. Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek published an article yesterday on Disney campaign spending, accompanied by indignation and astonishment from Team Tait, their stocks in trade. Elmahrek also managed to ignore the topic of the Tait/Ahmanson negative campaign blitz altogether. Tait advisor John Lewis told the Orange County Register that Disneyland is keenly interested in making sure the ...

Read More »

What “Experts”?

Reading the two Voice of OC articles (here and here) that are very critical of the proposed Anaheim Convention Center expansion, it’s hard to miss repeated claims that “experts say” this and “experts say” that – and these “experts” have a uniformly negative attitude toward the expansion. The headline of the first article goes so far as to shout “Experts: ...

Read More »

Way Too Early For “I Told You So”

A Voice of OC story published this morning regarding news that Angels owner Arte Moreno had met with the City of Tustin about possibly moving his team to that fine city is basically a platform for Mayor Tom Tait to say “I told you so” (as the story headline says): News that Angels owner Arte Moreno has reached out to Tustin ...

Read More »

Gutter Journalism

Several days ago, PBS “SoCal Insider” host Rick Reiff used the term “gutter politics” to refer to what he perceived (wrongly, in my opinion) as attempts to link Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait with gadfly William Fitzgerald’s now infamous anti-Semitic rant. PBS SoCal’s David Nazar went on an even more offbase on-air bender on the same topic. Yesterday, the Voice of ...

Read More »

KABC-AM Host Calls Out Voice of OC’s OCEA Funding

Anaheim Insider here. KABC-AM conservative talk radio show host John Phillips blasted the Voice of OC this morning for its role in the smear campaign against Carl Demaio, the libertarian gay Republican running for Congress in San Diego. Phillips was spurred by this post on the FlashReport for Republican activist and consultant Charles Moran, who also asked the question of ...

Read More »

Janet Nguyen Calls Out “Voice of OC” for OCEA Funding

Anaheim Insider here. It’s no secret the Voice of OC got its start with very generous funding from the Orange County Employees Association. What many of us didn’t know was how dependent the Voice of OC still is on OCEA funding, which is in turn funded by government employee dues automatically deducted from their paychecks. According to this press release from ...

Read More »

Angels Negotiations: Anaheim Citizens Better Served By Reporting That Informs Rather Than Inflames

Reading the media coverage of the MOUs regarding the Angels lease negotiations (not to mention the over-the-top reactions from certain gadflies), I am struck by the amount of misleading and false information. The Name Change Scare Take the Voice of OC, for example. It’s article initially bore the inflammatory headline, “Angels May Drop Anaheim from Team Name.” Where did that ...

Read More »

Voice of OC Misses OCEA’s Hidden Hand

Anaheim Insider here. Did you see the Orange County Register article about how the Orange County Employees Association shuffled political funding through various PACs in order to disguise who was paying the campaign mailers? Among other things, OCEA gave a PAC called California Citizens for Fair Government $75,000 in start-up donations, and provided 81% of the PACs funding during its ...

Read More »
Skip to toolbar