Like every other sentient being in the Mexoplex, you have probably wondered if the El Paso Times is biased or just incompetent.
Well I can’t tell you. I don’t know. But here’s a recent example of their material failing to accurately deliver the news:
County Judge Veronica Escobar voted against giving herself a pay raise, saying she could not vote for a salary increase for herself. However, the commissioners voted in favor of her pay increase.
“Our decisions focused on making salaries commensurate with responsibilities,” Escobar said in a written statement.
Meanwhile, the vote for the commissioners’ raises passed 3-2, with Commissioners Carlos Leon and Andrew Haggerty voting no.
Well, let’s see. I don’t have a calculator handy, but Commissioners Leon and Haggerty make two, and if you add County Judge Escobar, that makes, lemme see.
Three. Three votes against, two votes for. So the motion, passes?
The truth is that County Judge Veronica Escobar also voted for the raise, despite what you may have read in our daily rag.
Do you think the Times will print a correction, or will they only change the online story without explanation?
“I know and understand people are very upset the fact there was an increase,” Escobar said.
“You know there’s nothing I can do to appease people.”
Surely there’s something she can do to appease people. Leave your suggestions in the comments.