The above graph shows the number of monthly visitors the AOL owned on-line newspaper Peekskill Patch gets. As you can see, they are dying a slow death. Down to about 5,000 monthly visitors. That is less than 200 readers a day. More embarrassing for Peekskill Patch is that they are actually "Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch." Cortlandt has twice the population of Peekskill. Between my Facebook friends and twitter account, I reach about the same amount of People as the racist Peekskill Patch. I won't even mention my two radio shows on five stations in the same sentence as Patch.
From time to time someone will say, "You have to see what Patch wrote." And so they wrote a ridiculously insensitive, racist article about the 2/27/12 Peekskill City Council meeting where we caught the mayor and council lying; where the mayor then had Peekskill Police charge me while I was at the podium exposing them, and then close down the "citizens to be heard section" of the meeting.
Given the fact that the mayor and council were lying about a new legal action which hit the Peekskill Housing Authority that includes allegations of corruption, sex discrimination, peeping tom activities and fraud- against women and people of color- the Patch, in their headline, chose to characterize the encounter as "People Screaming." No mention of lying, cover-ups or ethics issues involving the mayor and city council. What a disgrace.
Sadly, if the Patch, and it's editor, Liz Giegerich, weren't so racist, the paper had a chance. If you were to look at the above graph of their falling readership you would see that when they wrote about our issues in a balanced way, their numbers peaked.
Patch and Giegerich have chosen to be the local New York Post. Crud, racist and nonobjective. R.I.P:)