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3/4/17 Press Release

Discussion in 'Refract Valley' started by MaximumRose, Apr 4, 2017.

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  1. MaximumRose

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    Hello, Darlings. Raybina Primfeather again. It seems the man baby (Or woman baby, we won't discriminate) behind the first media attack on our Valley has struck again. They at least thanked us for helping them with their typographical errors. I shudder to think on the news source which doesn't employ adequate proofreaders.

    "Refract Valley released a press release regarding an investigative article written by the Terrak Rim Times today."

    Investigative? That's rich. They released a whining piece based on conjecture and misinformation. I'd like to see their journalistic credentials. We are not impressed.

    "Colonial Governor Raybina Primfeather's press release focused on discounting investigative reports made by Terrak Rim Times, and reinforcing their interest in respecting the interests of the citizenry, and discounting professional journalism. Governor Primfeather stated on several occasions in the release that Refract Valley does not "tolerate crime", and welcomes transparency."

    And we don't.

    "Governor Primfeather stated the individual responsible for engaging a Floran on Refract was "banned". This is not the case. Eyewitness reports show this same individual performing community service on the colony. "

    She was, in fact, banned, and I notice specifically that she neglected to speak here. If this article was correct, you'd think people would be more comfortable speaking to the writer in question. Sarah is going through a mandated three hundred hours of community service, after which she will have full privileges back in the Valley. Everyone makes mistakes. I am sure this atrocity that calls itself a newspaper would also hang us for not giving her a chance to redeem herself.

    "At the same time, eyewitness reports state that the situation revolving around the shooting of the Floran by this individual began when the Floran attacked. "Plant stabbed (them) with some bone (sic). (They) turned around and put a (sic) hole in its stomach," said Jack Blisk, the previous chief of security for Refract Valley. While Mr. Blisk was unaware of the Florans citizenry to the colony, the Floran has been seen directly interacting with Governor Raybina and her fellow colonial staff, Mr. Zeyphr and Ms. Mairi. The Floran has not been evicted from the colony."

    Oh look, another typographical error. Zephyr Tinkertoy is the name of my co-owner. Jack Blisk is known for his slanderous ways towards the Valley, despite their lack of impact. I invite once again anyone who would like to look at our security footage to see that Rose threw a bone. From about 15 feet away. I'll have to review the footage myself to get exact spacing. She didn't stab anyone. She threw a bone she was chewing on. It was the equivalent of starting a food fight. Sarah then shot into a group of people, wounding not only Rosie but another citizen. I am disappointed time and time again by this news sources lack of fact checking. Please see my prior press release regarding the incident.


    "The injured individual declined to make a statement."

    If this was correct, don't you think Sarah would have something to say about it?

    "As the injured individual attempted to leave the colony after the incident, after being denied medical service, the bodyguard of Governor Raybina, known only as Ziggy, attempted to stop them. "

    Once again, request a look at our surveillance. They were offered medical assistance. The two people Sarah shot were dealt with first, of course, since their injuries were much worse, but Sarah was offered medical assistance.

    "Contrary to the press release by Governor Raybina, eyewitness reports from the group attempting to leave the colony stated that Ziggy acted in a "threatening" manner. He was armed with a handgun. The individuals represented no threat to the colonial government."

    There's nothing contrary to what I said. No one has even asked to look at our security footage. How can you make these baseless claims with no proof? He was, of course, armed with a handgun. Sarah had just shot someone. I completely defend Lovepeck's actions.

    "Governor Raybina stated that the colony has only had a single security official leave their force in the past month and a half. This is also false. Previous Refract Valley Chief of Security left the force after a slew of "disagreement with higher ups, and disagreement with how (he) was managed." Another security official, known as Krieg, also left the force."

    This is not false. Krieg did not give any notice, and he left weeks before Blisk did, apparently to handle a situation with his family. These incidents are not connected.

    "In addition, Governor Raybina states that her security personnel "wear badges, clearly visible, and uniforms." This is directly contrary to the statement of Mr. Aure, a businessman on Refract Valley. Mr. Aure stated, "(The security team is) supposed to be pretty large, but the security team isn't easy to see. You're more likely than not to know who is security until they whip out a gun." There appears to be a disconnect between citizens of the colony, and its government."

    Yes, it is contrary. That's why I said it, because that businessman is wrong. He also refuses to return any correspondence we have with him, so that speaks to his professionalism quite a bit, I would say. Repeating yourself doesn't mean you're correct. Mr. Aure has been a businessman in Refract Valley for less than a week. I hardly think his experience is a good cross-section of our security. This writer should seek out better sources. Quality of research is clearly not their priority.

    "Misinformation continues to grow between the Refract Valley government and its citizenry. Only time will tell what will come of the colony."

    Misinformation only continues to grow as it pours from this dubious and ill-written article. Please sort your facts out, get some better sources, and generally learn to report.

    As always, I am here if you need me. If you should need anything, tell me. The reason I live in the Civic Center is because I want to be close to the citizens. Help me do that.

    -Raybina Primfeather, MamaRay.
    #1 MaximumRose, Apr 4, 2017
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