FACT: This just in -- LaMar Dixon, president of the Crusade for Voters, spoke to WTVR's Community Advisory Council, claiming that Goldman's hardball opinion commentaries that air on WTVR have been unfair and incessant concerning Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones' proposed stadium plans.
FACT: Sources confirm that Dixon has been telling people in the community that he took issue with Goldman's recent comments that mentioned that Hizzoner's trusted spin-meister, Kenneth "Kenny" Johnson will be directly involved in resurrecting a "new" baseball stadium proposal.
FACT: Dixon has told several people that he claimed that his friend "Kenny," was NOT a public figure and suggested Goldman's coverage was somehow biased against Johnson, because Johnson is a "successful black businessman." [Johnson IS a successful businessman who owns Johnson, Inc., a marketing firm. Click here for details].
Hmmmm ...... Did Dixon throw down the race card? Did Dixon address the group at the behest of the Mayor Jones and his political advisors? Did Dixon address the group on behalf of Johnson? Is removing -- or limiting -- Goldman's coverage of the controversial baseball stadium part of Hizzoner's and Johnson's grand-plan strategy for resurrecting the stadium proposal? Attempts to reach Dixon have been unsuccessful.
Will WTVR news management limit Goldman to discussing the controversial stadium proposal only once or twice a week, as opposed to four times a week?
Is this why WTVR veteran reporter, Sandra Jones (no relation to the Mayor) did a "softball" story saying the Mayor "may" bring back his baseball stadium proposal, but he still doesn't know when and still has no details to offer?