Tag Archive for Media

Dear Tom: About that whole Carlos thing…

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had heard back from the CEO Media Relations office regarding comments attributed to OC Public Works Director of Administration, and Santa Ana City Councilman, Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Orange County’s new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “The County Executive Office is unable to comment on personnel matters.” Please forgive…

What to do about Carlos?

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk has a problem. The problem is Carlos “Bubba BustyGump” Bustamante. The Director of OC Public Works Administration cannot seem to figure out when to keep his unfunny sexist jokes to himself. He also forgot rule #1, Never tell an off color joke to, or in earshot of a reporter. UPDATE: just got…

When AP Attacks!!!

I’m reading an article in the E-Commerce Times about a bit of a dust up between the Associated Press and bloggers over the blog practice of printing a few words or even paragraphs of a story and then linking to it. It seems that this national story has a local spin on it. In the…

Frank Mickadeit Finally Catches Up

Nice to see the Register’s Frank Mickadeit finally catch up to the blogs on the Dick Ackerman running for Mayor of Irvine rumor we first reported on, with no confirmation or denial from Ackerman’s staff, and which Matt Cunnnigham quashed a few days later on Red County (apparently Ackerman can only return calls to conservative…

Mr. Mauk, what will you do about Carlos?

Last Tuesday, OC Public Works Director of Administration, Carlos Bustamante made what some in the Red blogosphere call a “funny and on point joke.” Christian and I were discussing the vote. At that point, Carlos walked into the building. he and I shook hands and commiserated about the vote. I told Carlos that I was…

Fight the Smear

Senator Barack Obama has proven he’s not to be swiftboated with a new site on his campaign web page.  Fight The Smear is already generating a lot of traffic. I heard the rumor yesterday that there is supposed to be a videotape of Michelle Obama at Trinty United Church Pulpit using the phrase “whitey.”  The Obama…