Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Bee whitewashes homeless census data-gathering controversy

The usual Cynthia Hubert crap. Sac Bee reporter Hubert was lauded by Cat Williams at a SHOC meeting I attended as a "friend." Indeed. She's very much a friend of the wacky-Leftist wing of the Sacramento Homeless Help Industry and has greatly eroded journalism standards.

An article in the Bee today about the Census Bureau being at the Loaves & Fishes Compound this Tuesday gets it quite wrong. With the report having been written by the notorious Cynthia Hubert, that's to be expected.

The article's last paragraph quotes Libby of L&F:
"I've been promoting the idea that homeless people do count and that it's important for everyone to take part," Fernandez said. But contrary to reports, no one will be denied services if they choose to forgo being interviewed. "We would never refuse to feed someone who is hungry. That's not what we are about."
Oh, come on. That dog don't hunt. That dog don't breathe oxygen.

Here, again, is the text of a handout at Friendship Park that was given out at the Info Kiosk last Thursday:
ATTENTION

On Tuesday, March 30th 2010 Loaves & Fishes will be hosting the 2010 U.S. census, the census is vital to our area receiving funding for many homeless programs. At this time we are asking all who come to Loaves and fishes to participate. Because you are a citizen and you count!

On this date Friendship Park will be closed to those who do not participate... Census staff will be set up in the cul-de-sac to assist you in completing the census. Once you've completed the census you will be given an admission ticket to Friendship Park and to access services at Loaves & Fishes. I.e.; lunch, showers telephone etc.

We apologize for any inconveniences, this may cause.
The handout was "revised" the next day.  Printed on bright pink slips, the middle paragraph was rewritten.
ATTENTION

On Tuesday, March 30th 2010 Loaves & Fishes will be hosting the 2010 U.S. census, the census is vital to our area receiving funding for many homeless programs. At this time we are asking all who come to Loaves and fishes to participate. Because you are a citizen and you count!

On this date Friendship Park will be open only to those who participate, beginning at 7am. Lunch tickets will be provided at 12:30 to those who choose not to participate. Census staff will be set up in the cul-de-sac to assist you in completing the census. It is our desire that every individual stand up and be counted.

We apologize for any inconveniences, this may cause.
Cynthia Hubert was and is fully aware of the handouts at Loaves & Fishes, reproduced above. She printed a quote at the end of her article that she knows full well is a lie of omission. Loaves & Fishes distributed two fliers that directly say that Loaves & Fishes fully intends to deny people services if they do not comport to the charity's desire that homeless and other poor people complete data-gathering reports on their premesis.

Perhaps, Libby has been informed, by her Leftist lawyers or by the Census Bureau, that the Big Mommy preasures her charity was set to impose on people were illegal. Or, perhaps, what Libby says to the press will be "inoperative" when March 30th rolls around and what the fliers say will be the rules-in-effect. We'll see.

The truth of things is transitory, ephemeral, disappears in a thick fog out in the Leftist Towers of Homelesss World Sacramento.  It's disgusting.  And it goes on and on and on and on.

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