Monday, February 14, 2005

More Blog In the News

From Anonymous:

I suspect you've seen these suggested already, but if you haven't please add them to the blog:

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_2566794

http://www.blogherald.com/2005/02/14/blogging-los-alamos/



BTW, I think your blog is great. Hang in there.

Comments:
From the articles posted:

'Lab public relations officials say Roberts' blog is the latest refuge of "the same, small but highly vocal (group of) people who have always been there" criticizing lab managers, as spokesman Kevin Roark puts it.'

THE SAME, SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE? LANL PUBLIC RELATIONS IS REALLY OUT OF TOUCH IF THEY THINK ONLY A FEW ARE CRITICAL OF THE MANAGEMENT!

Also,

'The lab's Readers' Forum had dried up. Lab editors delayed some letters for up to a month-and-a-half and rejected others as "mean-spirited" or "incendiary."

"You can't call people 'idiot' or 'liar,'" Roark said. "Some of it bordered on libel." '

AND NANOS' COMMENTS ABOUT THE STAFF DIDN'T BORDER ON LIBEL???
 
I'm sure Public Relations is aware of the level of broad discontent at the Lab. They do work for the Director, so they have to spin everything to suit his worldview. Just like the rest of us, they are attempting to survive the Nanos tenure in hopes of enjoying better times in the future, so they are "playing the game."

It's much like Hussein's Iraq: the lieutenants tell the big man what he wants to hear, nod and smile, and hope not to attract attention. That's not to say their true opinions won't come out after a regime change.
 
I think you hit the nail on the
head. Kevin Roark is LANL's own
Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf.
 
The lab's mouthpieces truly have no shame. As another comment put it, we've got our own Baghdad Bob. "The CREM is fleeing before the might of our Integrated Work Documents! No taxpayer money has been wasted! We have always been at war with Oceania!"
 
"I now inform the small group of highly vocal people that you are too far from reality. You are not in any place." - Kevin Roark (more or less)
 
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