Skip to comments.Finkbeiner lashes out at recall drive organizers (Toledo mayor, WSPD-AM 1370 & Fairness Doctrine)
Posted on 12/08/2008 4:04:32 PM PST by Libloather
Finkbeiner lashes out at recall drive organizers
Article published Monday, December 8, 2008
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner lashed back at the backers of a recall effort Monday, accusing them of seeking to gain more power and wealth, but of not having Toledo's best interests at heart.
The mayor said most of the people involved in Take Back Toledo are not Toledo residents.
Mr. Finkbeiner accused WSPD-AM, 1370, of violating the Fairness Doctrine in not allowing him to respond to what he said were "vicious, one-sided diatribes" over the last three years, and said he would ask Congress to investigate WSPD.
Program Director Brian Wilson said the Fairness Doctrine doesnt exist anymore, having been abolished by President Reagan. He said Mr. Finkbeiner would be invited back if he apologizes for having accused the station in the past of airing falsehoods.
The mayor accused Mr. McMahon of misleading the community over a series of projects going back to the 1980s, and said Mr. McMahon "hoodwinked" the citizens of Toledo over his claim to have a "perfect" intermodal site at Toledo Express Airport and that Mr. Finkbeiner was denying him water.
Mr. Finkbeiner said no railroad was interested in the site.
If the recall petition succeeds, the question would go on the September primary ballot. If voters approve, Mr. Finkbeiner would be removed from office for his last three months. Mr. Finkbeiner hasnt said whether hell seek re-election.
The mayor made his statement in Toledo City Council chambers, packed with his city directors and commissioners, as well as political supporters. There were also supporters of the recall effort in the group.
Mr. Finkbeiner summarized the economic development activity that has occurred during his terms as mayor, going back to 1994.
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Did the mayor lose his tongue?
No party affiliation mentioned - on purpose. Take a stab at it. It's a 50/50 shot...
Democrat. I know, ‘cause I get a kick out of listening to WSPD and Toledo’s mayoral woes, which they totally brought on themselves. Finkbeiner tries to be the small city version of NY’s Mayor Bloomberg...taxes on plastic bags. What an idiot.
Oh from Toledo he HAS to be a Democrat.
Yes, he's a RAT. A pretty loud and smelly one at that.
Isn’t he the one who kicked the millitary out of Toledo and would not allow them to train there?
“not having Toledo’s best interests at heart.”
BWAAA! Toledo has NO best interests! It’s a democrat sewer! Been there.
I live near Toledo. At various times in his political career Carty has been a Democrat, a Republican and an Indpendent. Not so many years ago a cargo carrier was planning on moving/using the Toledo Express Air Port. Some people living near the airport began complaining about the assumed noise and ground vibrations. Carty suggested that all deaf people should move near the airport.
Well, in all fairness, that's actually not that bad an idea.