Thursday, April 20, 2017
What Will America's Biggest Boondoggle's New Marketing Manager Manage?
But, in recent years both have seemed to have somehow been compromised, journalistic quality-wise.
Example, this Trinity River Vision hires marketing manager propaganda puff piece in the Fort Worth Business Press, asking no questions, when the subject begs for questions to be asked.
Wendy Stane has joined the Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) as marketing manager. She was previously community marketing manager at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The move was effective Jan. 17.
Isn 't this some sort of conflict of interest? The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) headquarters is on the ground floor of the Star-Telegram building. The Star-Telegram has long treated the TRVA with kid gloves, doing no in depth looking at anything, be it looking at the TRVA's failed Cowtown Wakepark, the currently failing TRVA bridge construction, the TRVA's encouraging of people to get wet in a regularly e.coli contaminated river, or just the overall incredibly slow progress of what has become America's Biggest Boondoggle
And then there is this gem in this article, from that master of saying stupid stuff, J.D. Granger...
“Having secured our new $526 million federal authorization, we are ramping up our marketing team to keep up with the construction and development interests,” said J.D. Granger, executive director. “We are very excited to bring Wendy and her 23 years of creative, energetic and interactive marketing experience to the team.”
Has that half billion plus federal dollars already been transferred to the Boondoggle?
And now with this money the Boondoggle is able to ramp up its marketing team? Why? So as to produce even more ridiculously absurd propaganda to try and convince the public that what has become America's Biggest Boondoggle is not an inept incompetent ongoing failure?
Keep up with what construction and development interests?
Keep up by not explaining in the latest TRVA quarterly update why bridge construction has been halted for over a year? We talked about this particular bizarre omission in Spring 2017 Non Existent Trinity River Vision Bridge Debacle UPDATE
And then there is this from the former Star-Telegram employee...
“I am thrilled to join J.D. and the TRVA team. The growth of Panther Island, along with other projects planned along our Trinity River, bring renewed excitement to Fort Worth's future and I am honored to be part of it,” Stane said.
Join J.D. and the TRVA team? Bring renewed excitement to Fort Worth's future? What? As in replacing sadness about Fort Worth's past? This marketing whiz thinks what has become America's Biggest Boondoggle has brought about a growing island with projects along the Trinity River? I can see where she will be useful in the continuing spewing of nonsensical propaganda.
And here we have another gem, this time from J.D.'s partner in "Going Nuts for Runner's Butts" the Boondoggle's Minister of Disinformation, Matt Oliver, he being one of the Boondoggle's many products of nepotism.
“We are really excited about the experience she brings to the team,” said Communication Manager Matt Oliver. “Wendy will oversee the TRVA production team, as well as spearhead our social and digital efforts.”
Oversee the production team? Production of what? Currently we know it not the constructive production of bridges being built over dry land which this former Star-Telegram employee will be overseeing. She will spearhead social and digital efforts? Has there ever been any major public works project in America which has spent so much time on various media productions, while accomplishing so little of the public works on which they are currently wasting the public's money?
I have asked multiple times how much money is spent by the TRVA Boondoggle on all its various propaganda media productions. The plethora of absurd, often ironic signage (Panther Island Bridges Under Construction, Live Motion in Progress Cam). The slick multi-page full color mailers mailed quarterly. All the "events" which have nothing to do with flood control or actually building this project.
Events such as Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats when the e.coli level is low enough to permit it. Various beer garden type events. Panther Island Pavilion music events at a pitiful imaginary waterfront music venue at an imaginary pavilion.
An ice skating rink.
The list goes on and on of the various absurd "products" of what has become America's Biggest Boondoggle. That's right, the Boondoggle's propagandists refer to their various non-productive efforts such as inner tubing parties, as "products".
And now the TRVA Boondoggle has hired itself a new marketing director to help them spew out even more nonsense that has nothing to do with what the voters have never voted on which is doing visible damage to their town. best exemplified by a Stormy Look At Zero Panther Island Bridge Motion Progress...