Tag Archives: Mayor Kevin Johnson

Who’s in charge of the Kings — and who will tell us?

As the Sacramento Bee, like newspapers and media outlets across the country, wrestles with how to deal with lies, baseless claims, misstatements and “alternative facts” on the nation’s political stage, let me suggest the newspaper get some practice with mere … Continue reading

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Newspaper gets stung by ungrateful Kings

Like any other media outlet, the Bee needs clicks, and Cousins’ antics, regardless of how they feel about them, move the needle. As an entity covering a perennial loser  in one of the NBA’s small-market teams, the Bee has been helped … Continue reading

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The point of pie-throwing is to degrade and humiliate the victim

All those folks who think the assault on Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Wednesday night was lighthearted political theater should reflect on the words of attacker Sean Thompson: “Pie throwing was the least violent action I could take.” Such violence against … Continue reading

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Lead-contamination fears in Sacramento used as fodder for cheap-shot column

In filing criminal charges against three officials responsible for maintaining safe water in Flint, Michigan, the state attorney general declared that they “had a duty to protect the health” of Flint residents and “they failed to discharge their duties.” That … Continue reading

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How could Phoenix police videotape shock longtime Kevin Johnson watchers?

Who is more credible: a cynical political adviser or a dumbfounded newspaper columnist? When it comes to assessing whether the airing of a Phoenix police videotape drove Kevin Johnson to abandon a run for a third term as Sacramento mayor, … Continue reading

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