Town Square's Double Standard Atherton, posted by Alan Michaels, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Sep 30, 2011 at 10:50 am
Something doesn't quite seem right about the Town Square.
An anonymous poster going by the initials JT accuses John Johns of perpetrating a hoax and of damaging the reputation of various public figures.
Mr. Johns who's own reputation was unfairly maligned by Mr. "JT" responds by questioning why the careers of three consecutive Atherton police chiefs were cut short and why one of these, Mr. Brennan took a much lower paying job with the San Mateo County Sheriff.
This raises the question, whom is the Almanac News trying to protect and is the Almanac News being selective?
JT's accusation that Mr. Johns perpetrated an elaborate hoax (one that the if true the Almanac news fell victim to) yet one of Mr. Johns' responses was deleted and the post was locked.
There is a saying that actions speak louder than words.
Inquiring as Mr. Johns did as to why three consecutive Atherton Police Chiefs fell on their swords is fair game.
For that reason the Almanac News should not have deleted his post. If on the other hand the Almanac News feels that accusations of improper conduct or innuendo have no place on this forum, then it should have deleted Mr. "JT"s post.
Posted by Easy to understand, a resident of another community, on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:39 am
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm
You bring up some Great questions, and as you can see this is a Very Sensitive subject.
At least the Almanac just deletes the posts they choose to and does not Vanish them as they have in the past.
There is an Atherton Elder alive and well today only because I was watching my computer screen during a 20 minute period when a couple of Atherton residents posted some critical information, which VANISHED right before my eyes.
Posted by bob, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm
This is a great discussion because there has never been any confirmation of an investigation and there is no proof of any hoax.It is all rumor on both sides. I feel that there is no investigation, but I could be wrong. No one has any proof of anything at this point.