At last night’s Board of Education meeting, Kenneth Moales Jr. passed out a flyer attacking the Connecticut Post and one of their more experienced, leading reporters, Dan Trepfer.
The flyer is a stunning assault on a free and independent media and aimed at limiting the newspaper’s coverage of important events in Bridgeport and Connecticut.
Interestingly the attack was aimed exclusively on the Connecticut Post and one of its reporters despite the fact that the issues Moales is yelping about were covered earlier and in great detail here at Wait, What? Apparently Moales does not see electronic graffiti as much of a threat as does Paul Vallas.
In the diatribe, Moales, who owns the title of head-cheerleader for Paul Vallas and is also a leading supporter of Governor Malloy and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, wrote that the reporter Dan Trepfer;
“…was enlisted by the working families party to stage an attack against COHS (Cathedral of the Holy Spirit) and myself (Pastor Kenneth Moales, Jr.) to cloud the issues and mobilize detractors and enemies of education reform to in some way delay or destroy much needed education reform in the city.)”
Moales’ hand-out goes on to say;
“Let it be known the Connecticut Post is not concerned about our mortgage or our occupancy. These issues are a smoke screen. We are not the first and not the only church with banking and contracting issues. It is my belief that the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and I are being attached to cloud the real issues in the City.”
Finally Moales’ concluded;
“I am asking all of our supporters to please contact the above reporter [[email protected] (203)330-6308) and ask him to focus on the real issues that are destroying the future of our children and or our city. The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is one of the great things happening in the city of Bridgeport. The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Love Christian Academy, Kingdom’s Little Ones Daycare, Kingdom’s Little Ones Academy are not he source of the issues plaguing our district and city…It is our prayer that the Connecticut post would stop the sensationalism and focus on what is destroying our country’s future. The Black Church is not and has never been an enemy of the State.”
The attack on the Connecticut Post reporter and the implication that balanced, fair report is somehow an affront to “The Black Church” is a new low for Moales and the pro-Vallas, pro-Finch, Pro-Malloy team.
One thing is certain. You can add Kenneth Moales Jr. to the list of people who are working overtime to ensure that Governor Malloy is unelectable in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
If you have time today, drop a note to the Connecticut Post and urge them to keep their focus on a strong and independent media.
Key Connecticut Post personnel are:
Reporter Dan Tepfer: [email protected]
Executive Editor: [email protected]
Deputy Managing Editor: [email protected]
News Managing Editor: [email protected]
Editorial Page Editor: [email protected]
The Moales Flyer can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/155684509/Moales-Flyer