You Times Ledger with your irresponsible media outlet masquerading as a local newspaper and “journalism” when in fact you are nothing more than a lackey for corrupt elected officials and developers who are pulling your strings. Your utter failure of a proper ethical news outlet was apparent in a recent article, Vacant Jamaica storefronts turned into art galleries, included this potshot at Clean Up Jamaica Queens and some local activist who have been calling out powers that be for doing nothing about major quality of life issues.
Despite occasional grumblings by some locals about the state of things in their neck of the woods, the Jameco Exchange folks have taken a positive attitude, drawing inspiration from the retail vernacular of their two-story storefront and the cobblestone pedestrian mall in which it is situated, as well as the social culture of Jamaica Avenue and the histories of the community.
This was one of the most blatant forms of irresponsible journalism, to dismiss legitimate & serious complaints by members of this community to reduce them as “grumblings”, a little annoyance as opposed to the very serious issues that have plagued this community for decades. As one reader put it spot on”
The ledger’s interpretations on outrage on the community reminds me of when Commissioner Bratton described the dramatic rise in knife attacks as “abberations”. Certain people like to dictate the narrative. Another example is when the Blaz tells reporters to stay on topic at press conferences. There seems to be an epidemic of phraseology in these times in the city.
So now it is time to play the game Major Quality of Life Issue or Times Ledger Occasional Grumblings. The rules are simple. You look at the 10 documented photos below and chose Major Quality of Life Issue or Times Ledger Occasional Grumbling by some locals. First prize is a seat on the illustrious JAMAICA NOW LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, second prize, a certificate of accomplishment handed to you by Senator Leroy Comrie and photo of the two of you on the front page of TIMES LEDGER and third prize, a year supply of crap from our many horrible customer service low-end retail establishments of your choice on Jamaica Avenue.
So let’s begin to play Major Quality of Life Issue or Times Ledger Occasional Grumblings.
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