It’s highly notable that after poor journalism favoured Shaun van Eck, the Knysna-Plett Herald suddenly published the other side.
2 editions ago, they published 2 large articles whose content could only lessen the nefarious attack against those attempting to rid our town of Knysna Tourism’s ex-CEO. One was the full charges against Shaun van Eck, sufficient to make anyone shudder (no matter what happens with the CCMA case, the fact is, at the very least, very poor management has made Knysna, financially, a helluva lot poorer – that was your money too). Why the sudden turnaround? The only reason i can imagine is that Knysna Tourism put pressure on them. As the ex-CEO had clout, so does the current leadership arrangement. Knysna Tourism buys ads.
To further substantiate this, the latest edition of the Knysna-Plett Herald had a glaring, front page “apology” to Municipal Manager Lauren Waring, Councillor Esme Edge and Deputy Mayor Michelle Wasserman for having, essentially, implied that they were part of the tourism fiasco. Of course they were but that doesn’t matter because Knysna Municipality buys ads too.
The KPH has not responded to me and instead continued to allow comments by anonymous bloggers who are aimed at lessening the severity of van Eck’s actions by alluding to a conspiracy between me and the Tourism Board – what poppycock. I can carry on about that but, right now, the fact is: I DON’T buy ads.