Gulf1.com underfire

August 29, 2006

Email sent to the Independent News:

From: “Thomas Lunsford” <tlunsf@hotmail.com>
Date: August 29, 2006 11:15:25 AM CDT
To: <opinions@inweekly.net>
Subject: FW: LOE Input

(I hope I’m sending this to the appropriate email address at your site.
Apologies if it’s the wrong address, though I would appreciate it if you
would forward it to the correct address.)

I’m writing to confirm the bias of the Gulf1.com site. I submitted my
comments to the Gulf1.com web site (see the bottom-most email below).
However, the editor, Mr. Wallace, refused to post it to the site because I
would not answer HIS biased questions. The email chain below may be an
amusing read for you. It’s too bad that they’re labeling themselves as
“Northwest Florida’s Home on the Internet.”

Thanks for your time.

Thomas Lunsford
Pensacola, FL

______________________________________________________________

—–Original Message—–
From: Editor [mailto:editor@gulf1.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:06 AM
To: ‘Thomas Lunsford’
Subject: RE: LOE Input

So sorry to see you go. If you cannot answer my basic questions then you
will get what you deserve either way the election goes. 🙂

Bye, Bye
Dr. M. Sidney Wallace
Editor, Gulf1
msw@gulf1.com

_____________________________________________________________

—–Original Message—–
From: Thomas Lunsford [mailto:tlunsf@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:59 AM
To: ‘Editor’
Subject: RE: LOE Input

Mr. Wallace,

I came to your web site thinking it was a legitimate community web site, so
I posted my comments. Now that I’ve looked more closely, I can find no
articles that show any balance to the Waterfront Park issue. You ARE the
editor, right? Is part of your job to make sure that only one side of the
story is told? Given the complete lack of balance on the issue, I find it
hard to believe your statement, “Unlike the PNJ, your[s] is the only letter
we have not yet posted.” (If so, what is with all the missing ID’s at
http://www.gulf1.com/letters?)

So, you feel the need to compel me to answer YOUR questions on the topic
before posting my original comments below. Well, in your little domain, you
make the rules. Fortunately, I don’t have to play in your world, so don’t
hold your breath for those answers.

I have now setup my system to prevent access to your web site so that I
don’t accidentally go there thinking I’m looking at useful information. You
have wasted enough of my time, so goodbye and good riddance.

Thomas Lunsford
Pensacola, FL

__________________________________________________________

—–Original Message—–
From: Editor [mailto:editor@gulf1.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:42 AM
To: ‘Thomas Lunsford’
Subject: RE: LOE Input

You have not answered my questions.

Unlike the PNJ, your is the only letter we have not yet posted.

Ansere my questions and your letter will be posted.

Dr. M. Sidney Wallace
Citizen, Pensacola
msw@gulf1.com

_______________________________________________________________

—–Original Message—–
From: Thomas Lunsford [mailto:tlunsf@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:35 AM
To: ‘Editor’
Subject: RE: LOE Input

Are you going to post my comments or not? How many emails are you burying?

Mr. T. Robert Lunsford
Citizen, Pensacola
TLunsf@hotmail.com

___________________________________________________________
—–Original Message—–
From: Editor [mailto:editor@gulf1.com]
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 4:03 PM
To: TLunsf@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: LOE Input

How many people do you think will go to a baseball game at the waterfront
park on an evening when the breeze is blowing from the Main Street Sewer
Plant?

How many people do you think will attend a concert at the waterfront park on
an evening when the breeze is blowing from the Main Street Sewer Plant?

Do you really think that people will want to go swimming in Pensacola Bay
where the Main Street Sewer main discharges?

Do you know how much of the 1-1/2 mile water front will be available for
the public, and how much will be restricted for UWF use?

If the vast majority of citizens of Escambia County are decidedly against
spending over 280 million dollars to move the Main Street Sewer Plant, do
you really think the plant will be move in the next 2 years? How about 5
years. The truth is more likely 10 years, if all! All the time the sewer
plant continues to stymie the waterfront park projects.

If you can solve the moving of the sewer plant first, then I will join you
on the park. If you cannot then you are wasting your time.

Dr. M. Sidney Wallace
Editor, Gulf1
msw@gulf1.com

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***
Source: Thomas Lunsford
Email: TLunsf@hotmail.com
Zip: 32503
Headline: Waterfront Park FACTS, Please!

Article:

I, and I expect many other Pensacola residents, do not know whom to believe
in regard to the proposed Waterfront Park. I have been more or less on the
fence until recently, when I got a clear explanation of the situation from
proponents of the park. I am currently planning on voting “Yes”.

Now, I still may be able to be swayed if the Save Our City (SOC) group can
rebut the recently published statements by the pro-park group that explain
away all of the claims by SOC. Up until now, SOC’s statements have been
unclear, unorganized, and unbacked by proof. And no, none of the supposed
damning emails really support your point. By the way, is Mr. Donovan ever
going to respond to Mr. Outzen’s request for HIS emails? – Who is
withholding information now?

Yes, you hear a tone of bias in favor of the park, but it’s not unfounded.
Here’s a challenge for SOC: Please try to clearly and intelligently explain
your reasoning as to why the park should not be built as currently designed,
and please cite references backing up your claims against park proponents.

Thank you for your time.

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One Response to “Gulf1.com underfire”

  1. SOUNDING OFF IN PCOLA Says:

    Now, dangit — this was just EMBARRASSING to read! I am just shaking my head in disbelief. Mr. Lunsford posed a legitimate request for some real factual information and was answered in questions that hinge on futuristic opinion. No one knows what the ballgame turnouts will be. No one knows when the Main Street plant will be relocated. No one even knows how much waterfront will be available for public use, but it’ll have to be more than there is now. Luckily though, we all have Mr. Wallace and his magical crystal ball to help us foresee our future. I’m sorry, y’all — but if I were an SOC zealot, I’d be cringing with discomfort and do my best to remove my group’s soundpiece.

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