The quartet’s campaign has been touching all the media bases since their August 21st commentary in the Star-Advertiser that as good as accused the city of lying to the public about Honolulu rail. That op-ed piece has been followed by radio, TV and Rotary club appearances. Three of Mr. Slater’s team will be at the Rotary Club of Honolulu on Tuesday talking on “How the City Misled the Public on Transit Issues.”
Questions 1-5 addressed aspects of their campaign, including the alleged misleading (see Questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 posted over the past five days), but today’s Yes2Rail post tries to get to the campaign’s underlying theme – that Honolulu rail somehow is in trouble.
On the ropes? Where’s the evidence of that? Is the simple filing of a lawsuit to kill rail enough to put the project on the ropes? Is the multi-media campaign the opponents are waging – with virtually nothing new in it that the public hasn’t already heard – giving the rail project rope burns?
Beyond the quartet – lawsuit plaintiff Randall Roth is even following Yes2Rail’s lead in calling it the Gang of Four – and a few anti-rail websites, there is no outcry against rail. Not a single letter to the editor in every Star-Advertiser edition since last Monday, including today, mentioned the project. If there’d been a deluge of anti-rail letters into the paper, you can be sure at least one would have been printed during the week.
Thursday’s show will be “live,” so get your tweets and emails ready.
This post has been added to our “aggregation site” under the heading Mr. Cliff Slater (and Friends).