Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In your face PIO abuse.

Public Information Officers have two roles;

  1. the imaginary one, where they help the public find information about the government of the people, by the people and for the people, and
  2. the actual one, where we surrender tax dollars to pay public servants to make it difficult to find out anything about the public interests and public service. They work in the interests of politicians and public servants with something to hide.
Apparently, not content with making it difficult for Journal reporter Thomas J. Cole to find out anything about Governor Bill Richardson that might make him look incompetent and/or corrupt, the Governor's press secretary, Gilbert Gallegos stands accused by Cole, link, of going an extra mile;
In my case, Gilbert Gallegos, the governor's combative press secretary, has gone a step further, recently ordering public-information officers throughout government not to speak to me.
Bullshit of course, but what are you going to do about it?

What more proof could you need that you have lost control over power and resources that are fundamentally your own, than the use of that power and those resources to keep from you, the truth about the wielding of that power and the spending of those resources?

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