Monday, February 8, 2010

A Preview of What's to Come


When you're a blogger, you already have a reputation as someone who plays free and loose with journalistic integrity.  Therefore, when you are asked to adhere to ethical standards and respect news embargoes, you need to be that much more respectful, lest you destroy your reputation and be forced to play catch-up for eternity.  

My friend B.D. Gallof and I had much of this information a few days ago.  We knew there would be a Town of Hempstead press conference today, and we knew in vague terms what it would mean.  Now, the Long Island Herald got the green light and shared the story: Today, at 11 AM, the Town of Hempstead will announce its intention to vote on a "zoning plan" for the Lighthouse Project.  

Some people are already going into hysterics, saying this, at long last, means a "No" for the Lighthouse Project.  Not quite; it may simply be what Charles Wang has been asking for: Just tell me what I can build.

I'm not going into more detail now...I'll be back in a couple of hours with detailed analysis.  Check out Hockey Independent if I don't have anything up by 11.

This post updated at 10:25 AM on February 10 to remove the suggestion that the reporting of this news was unethical...I don't think the Herald's actions were at all unethical; I just knew that the bloggers couldn't break the story.

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5 comments:

  1. "Some people are already going into hysterics, saying this, at long last, means a "No" for the Lighthouse Project. Not quite; it may simply be what Charles Wang has been asking for: Just tell me what I can build."

    These are my exact thoughts.

    Let's think about this, for a second. You have pumped millions of dollars into something. You are told that you can't have what you initially asked for (which was your basic starting point, something you knew you would never get). You are now about to be told what you can have. Why the hell would he walk away now??? This may be the beginning of the end or it may be the start of something great. We should know where we stand with the Uniondale Lighthouse within the next couple of days.

    So this is what we've been waiting for? It would've been a lot better had Nick and CB continued to push this like they did almost a year ago. Good Job LHG, the blackout totally screwed them on this one.

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  2. "Some people are already going into hysterics, saying this, at long last, means a "No" for the Lighthouse Project. Not quite; it may simply be what Charles Wang has been asking for: Just tell me what I can build."

    You are so right. Mass hysteria and unbridled bleak projections of negativity... the thing Isles fans know how to do best!

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  3. that chris botta kills me he make it sounds like its all but dead again. he talks like he knows everthing i for one cant stand the guy

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  4. Finally DispositionFebruary 8, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Insanity and Hysteria at its finest! Wang is a businessman. He did the right thing shooting for the Stars with the proposed LHP, but hoping for the moon with the TOH negotiation. Well now he will get the Moon. If he would have shot for the Moon at first he would have gotten Stugots!!! All according to plan...this will be our finest hour and finally an end to the LHP Distraction and uncertainty!

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  5. Botta talking like he knows everything? No can't be, not the Great one? He knows everything because he worked for them for 20 years then got the can. He has his attitude because he's fat, ugly and so is his old lady!

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