The Buffalo News' editorial board/bores really came after City Comptroller Mark Schroeder today. Here are some excerpts...
The biggest offenders are the party hacks who don’t require competence of their candidates for office.
In the case of the city comptroller in Buffalo, the selection was rigged so that residents were never given a chance to vote for anyone except the party-approved nominee.
The consequence is we are stuck with Mark Schroeder as the next Buffalo city comptroller.
Not long ago, the News had Mark Schroeder as their chosen hero. Here's an exact quote taken from their endorsement of him a few years back for the NY State Assembly seat...
“If Teddy Roosevelt came back to life to oppose Mark Schroeder, we'd have to think long and hard before backing TR,” said the Buffalo News, who also called Schroeder a “perpetual motion machine” with a “solid record of achievement” who “values the taxpayers’ dollar” and “stands up for what he thinks is right.”
They are that stupid that they portray some of these politicians as super heroes from time to time, and then act surprised when they let them down.
The guys in the suits from East Amherst didn't stop there...
Schroeder, of course, has absolutely no background helpful in running the Comptroller’s Office. He is not only not an accountant, he’s weak in the entire field of finance.
His experience is being a politician, currently an assemblyman, living off the taxpayers at the public trough.
Had they done their homework, the News would know that Schroeder came to Albany from many years working in the private sector. He was involved in sales for a large company out of Dunkirk called CliffStar.
The News didn't mind when Anthony Nanula bought his City Comptroller seat a decade ago with his father's money and no accounting experience. I guess that was o.k. because he came from money. What really matters to them is whether the person does their bidding or not. I couldn't see myself sitting down with the editorial board for an endorsement interview ever again. They don't know what goes on in the neighborhoods. They already know who they plan on supporting and it's a no win situation for any challenger. I also love how they write a scathing article like this, anonymously. Whether you agree with them on Schroeder or not, do not trust the Buffalo News. None of them live near you or I. It will be interesting to see if Schroeder's camp comes up with a response.