Yesterday, Councilman Jose F. Moreon made another appearance on “ITZ Happenin!”, a podcast co-hosted by Joese Gloria Hernandez, a former staffer for the left-wing advocacy group OCCORD and Moreno’s former campaign manager. Appearing with him was former Mayor Tom Tait.
Both of them bashed the agreement negotiated with the Angels to keep them in Anaheim while selling the stadium site to team owner Arte Moreno and getting the taxpayers out of the stadium business.
Among other things, Moreno took some cheap, catty shots at deeply decent Councilman Steve Faessel while Tait suggested taking the $150 million cash portion of the sale price and cutting a $1,500 check to every Anaheim household.
Near the end, Moreno urged viewers to swarm the social media sites of the city and those of his council colleagues. Moreno asserted that as elected officials, his colleagues cannot block the public from commenting on their social media:
“Please go on social media to the city’s social media site – go on Mayor Sidhu’s social media, Steve Faessel’s social media site. They can’t block comments from you because they are elected officials. It’s against the law. It’s your 1st Amendment right to comment on their pages.”
Too bad Councilman Moreno doesn’t take his own advice, because he doesn’t allow every member of the public to comment on his personal Facebook page, where he posts about City of Anaheim issues and engages in discussions about the city. This writer, for example, is blocked from even seeing his Facebook page. As Councilman Moreno says, that is my 1st Amendment right and preventing this writer – and who knows how many others – from seeing or commenting on his Facebook page is against the law.
To paraphrase Orwell: some elected officials are more equal than others.