have come from Glendale.
However, over this past year and a half, I became increasingly ashamed
at the classless brand of yellow journalism spewed forth by Glendale
News-Press columnist Will Rogers. His latest and most vicious column
printed Nov. 10, motivated me to take public issue with his attacks. Will
Rogers' adventures with journalism have no place in Glendale or any other
city that expects its columnists (and I use that term loosely in regard
to Rogers) to use the public forum for intelligent debate and discourse
rather than their own self-service. Rogers has spent the past two years
making a name for himself at the expense of others. Rogers' bitter and
malicious rhetoric does not belong in our community.
In this latest column, Rogers takes cheap and classless swipes at
Rogan and Rogan Campaign Manager Jason Roe. I will not submerge myself to
the depths in which Rogers operates and resort to hateful attacks against
him. I will say that Rogers' charges against the Rogan campaign are
completely false. Rogers only contacted the Rogan Campaign once during
the beginning of the campaign to get comment on the so-called Internet
"hacking" accusations. When the actual facts of the story did not meet up
to the controversy that Will hoped for, he simply decided to make up a
story. The "hacking" was simply performed with an Internet search and was
open for anyone on the Internet to see. If anyone was to blame, it was
those who left it open to the public. No hacking, no sneaking around.
Nothing was changed.
At first, I can say we were rather upset at Will Rogers' distortions
of the truth, but after his National Enquirer-type stories continued he
I have worked closely with Rogan over the past two years and with Roe
previous to this campaign. Contrary to what Rogers will have you believe,
there are not two men with greater integrity and class than Rogan and
Roe. They are men of honor, integrity, upstanding character, and
heartfelt caring for the direction our nation and community proceeds.