Saturday, October 8, 2011

WLBT's Dennis Smith slams the Hinds Supes over no-bid contracts

WLBT News Director Dennis Smith, who is also an attorney, slams the Hinds County Board of Supervisors in this video:



16 comments:

Anonymous said...

But, what to do?
I'm fairly certain this practice is not uncommon throughout our state but as long as there are no immediate consequences, supervisors can continue to rely on the short term memories and/or ignorance of the voters.
Indeed, politicians up and down the system see the awarding of contracts as part of the political spoils.
Whether it's Bechtel or Halliburton or some local outfit like Airwaves, the political reward system is out of control.
The only difference between the Tea Party and those in the streets in NYC is their impression of who's to blame for the greed and corruption in the system. They agree, however, that the system is corrupted.
God help the politicians and " their friends" should both groups figure out they have a common problem.

Kingfish said...

Don't get me started on the Tea Party. Its quite clear Pat Bruce and the Madison County Tea Party sold themselves out.

Need an auditor to start coming down on these officials is what needs to happen.

Anonymous said...

Kf, with all of your exposes on the Hinds BOS and their shenanigans, one has to wonder why the state auditor's office has not been camped out at their front door.

Anonymous said...

One should spend some time wondering why no other media outlets in the metro beyond JJ & WLBT are reporting on these illegalities and in light of that whether those other outlets can be trusted about the news they do report.

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO. Bechtel or Halliburton? Not Solyndra and General Electric?

Anonymous said...

There is alot of change that need to happen in Hinds . Maybe the right leadership will step forward and lead this county to a better state. All I see is people getting elected that are all for self and what they can get out of the deal . There are white collar criminals on the board of supervisors and in the sheriffs office.

Kingfish said...

10:40. Good question. I put this in front of Ruth Ingram Monday and told David Hampton about it Wed. You can see the results in the newspaper, can't you? Just like the Evans case two years ago. They wouldn't write anything about it til someone they knew went down there and raised hell.

Anonymous said...

Alright, I'll bite.

The question is, then, why? Why would they choose not to report the story? They know there is corruption. It's a matter of public record at this point. Why not cover it? What were their responses to you, KF?

Kingfish said...

Non-committal answers. Interesting...thanks. Those types of answers. You have these guys repeatedly not bidding contracts out, breaking the law, millions of dollars, and they don't write about it.

Anonymous said...

Stowers and Hargrove could pull up in front of the county building downtown on any given day to hand Lieutenant Graham the keys to a brand new Escalade and Hampton will look the other way. The C-L still publishes but they don't report and they'll never expose the corruption of local elected Democrats no matter how blatant the violation. The metro hasn't been able to count on that lapdog in a long time.

Anonymous said...

All the C-L is good for is the supermarket coupons. The unbelievable part is the "leadership" has no shame about how obviously they are failing the public.

Shadowfax said...

Kingfish; If the Madison County Tea Party Group would invite you into their midst and embrace you wildly, you'd change your commentary on them almost immediately. You rail at anyone who doesn't follow you or defer to your wisdom.

That said, their is a large difference between 'The Tea Party' and the nutjobs protesting in some cities recently. One group has common ideas, reflects the American 'man on the street', and has a definite vision for this country. And members of one group can't even coherently state to a microphone why they are assembled, what they disagree with, what they're angry about or what their goals are. But, the second group does love a catchy jingle.

KaptKangaroo said...

I come to expect that type of assumption. Except it has nothing to do with "men"

KaptKangaroo said...

Sorry, meant to say, "me". Damn iPhone.

Shadowfax said...

I give up on axing Kangerscrew what he's talking about. I've had three posts banned by the moderator.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to the moderator!!!!!

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