Tuesday, April 26, 2011

UPDATE: Pechanga.net Says NCTimes Editorial Not Up to "Standards". What Standards?

UPDATE:  The issue with the backdating has been fixed.  As you can see, Rob said he posted the editorial that came out on the 17th, on the 16th!   That has now been changed and they've changed the backdating to the 17th.  Amazing how time travel works at the Rocha site....
UPDATE:  Pechanga.net has now added the post to their archive.  A nice bit of backfill to put in the post.  Here's the email I got from Rob:
Yes, an oversight on your part. I posted that editorial on 4/16. Here's the proof:
http://www.pechanga.net/site-search/moral%20obligation%20fulfill
With our new and improved website comes a new and improved search function. Try it yourself to find the articles we supposedly missed. If you can't find an article on our site, then we can discuss whether we missed it.

I Now say:   Thanks Rob, for posting the article on PechangaNet on 4/16 when it had a publish date on 4/17!

By The Californian opinion staff North County Times - The Californian  Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:00 am
(13) Comments

I guess Rob and Victor need to coordinate on what their standards are.  Or let Rob take over the operation, as he's either psychic or has a line on what the NCTimes posts.

On Monday, April 18th, we posted on an editorial by the North County Times on The Pechanga Tribe's Moral Obligation to Temecula.     Some commenters wrote that they were sure that the editorial wouldn't make Pechanga.net, as it's proprietor, Victor "STFU" Rocha, is Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro's first cousin.

There was supposed to be a policy change, as described by Rocha associate Rob SchmidtMy claim supersedes Victor's claim and I've explained why repeatedly. If he fails to post something, which he hasn't done in years, I'll post it for him.

Well, that simply isn't true.  They failed to report on Chairman Macarro's Recall, which was not successful and as commenters said, the editorial didn't make it either, though the site did rush to get up the bad news about former Soboba Chairman Robert Salgado's sentencing.   I sent an email to both Rocha and Rob:

Gentlemen,
I didn't see this editorial on Pechanga.net. A link is included in the post. I'm sure it was an oversight.
http://www.originalpechanga.com/2011/04/pechanga-band-of-luiseno-indians-has.html


I got a response from Rocha:    LOL!! Nope. Saw it. It wasn’t up to our standards.


So there you have it.  A news organization like the North County Times doesn't write up to the "standards" of Victor Rocha who has admitted to censoring news:

  While Rocha's site is packed with links to articles, he says he is selective and doesn't post articles that aid the opposition.

"I don't put it all up - it's not what you put up, it's what you don't put up."


Rocha's site even has a "MORON ALERT" on articles he doesn't agree with, so I'm surprised the NCTIMES editorial board didn't even rate that.  Can Pechanga.net be taken seriously?  What else has been kept quiet by Rocha and his team?   The comment section of this BLOG POST is good reading, please take a look.

27 comments:

White Buffalo said...

Cockroacha reminds me of a Mexican Rush Limbaugh of E-News media, or is that a Mexican’t

Anonymous said...

The NC Times has printed many an editorial that the tribe would consider anti-Pechanga.

The PE seems to avoid printing the bad news at Pechanga, or at least, doesn't want to dig a story out, like journalists.

O Pechanga said...

I will say that Rocha has provided a service to Indian Country with his aggregation of news around the country.
He does a disservice by withholding negative articles on Pechanga and makes suspect some of his work over the years.

Anonymous said...

This is censorship with a capital "C". Stop and think about it.........isn't this what a dictatorship is all about. Stifle anything and everything that might bring the Pechanga leadership into a negative light. It sounds as if Rocha is just another control freak like his first cousin Macarro.

Anonymous said...

Rocha puts more posts up about nicknames than he does about civil rights violations by tribes.

The word SHILL comes to mind. No wonder his ranking is diminishing.

smokeybear said...

ROCHA REFUSES TO SAY ANYTHING DEROGATORY ABOUT THE "MACARRO CARTEL" IN AS MUCH AS THAT HAS TO DO WITH OUR DISENROLLMENT TO TOTALLY LEAVEOUT ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE DETRIMENTAL. MARK MACARRO IS SUCH A SLIM BALL, AND FIRST COUSIN, ROCHA, COVERS HIS A.. AT EVERY TURN. THERE IS NO WAY THAT ROCHA WILL PRINT ANYTHING THAT LEGITAMATE JOURNALISTS SAY ABOUT PECHANGAS' CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.

Anonymous said...

Too many reporters don't wan't to spend time digging a story out. They want it to fall in their laps.

Anonymous said...

Arm-chair 'journalists' just print press releases.

smokeybear said...

WELL, ROCHA, TRY TO JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON, AND NOT ONLY STUMBLE "BUT FALL". THAT DEFINATELY SHOWS THEY'RE READING OUR POSTS, AND WE ARE GETTING TO THE "MACARRO CARTELS'" SPOKES HOLE. THEY'RE STARTING TO LOOSE THEIR PERSPECTIVE, IF THEY EVER HAD ONE. HONESTLY WHAT I'VE SEEN IN PECHANGA.NET IS SO ONE SIDED, ALWAYS ABOUT OTHER TRIBES AND THEIR PITFALLS. NEVER ANYTHING ABOUT PECHANGA,THE DISENROLLMENTS,THE MACARRO RECALL, OR ANYTHING EVER ABOUT THE WAY CUSTOMERS ARE TREATED AT THE CASINO. HE'S STARTING TO STEP IN A PILE A LITTLE MORE OFTEN THESE DAYS, AND I THINK THE BEST IS TO COME. HE ISN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO WIPE IT OFF. WARE IT WELL, ROCHA. IT SO FITS YOU. WE WILL ALL ENJOY THE DAY YOU STEP IN IT TO YOUR WAIST, FOR YOU WILL. YOU CAN'T COVER MARK MACARROS' A.. FOREVER, AND IT WILL EVENTUALLY , ALSO, COME BACK AND BITE YOU IN THE A.. QUITE FITTING, DON'T YOU THINK?

Anonymous said...

HA HA! Rob must have gotten some super powers from one of his comic books.

Being able to see in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...Victor keeps insisting on calling himself MORON!

MORONIC! He even calls out to other morons in his MORON alerts!

Keep up the excellent work, MORON!

CACAROCHA aka Caca Moron De Gall gets confused when he is in a "circular room and is told to stand in the corner!"

Anonymous said...

Caca De Gall is always standing in the corner of Rob Schmidt's circular room with no exit....and...Caca still doesn't realize it!

smokeybear said...

LOOKS LIKE ROB'S TAKING OVER, OR HAS HE BEEN AT THE HELM THE WHOLE TIME? WHY DO THEY CALL IT PECHANGA.NET WHEN NOTHING ABOUT PECHANGA EVER GETS INTO IT? THAT IS UNLESS MACARRO WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE HIS OWN SELF INTERESTS. ROB MUST BE THE "MACARRO CARTELS'" FAIR HAIRED BOY, GLUED DIRECTLY TO HIS A... YOU CAN ONLY EAT SH.. WITH A RUSTY SPOON SO LONG WITHOUT GIVING YOU THE BOTTOM OF THE BIRDCAGE TASTE. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY THEY INSERT FOOT, AND THE FUTURE WHEN THE "MACARRO CARTEL" GETS THEIR JUST DO. CORRUPTION EVENTUALLY WILL BE DELT WITH, IT ALWAYS DOES. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN ALL ILLEGALLY DISENROLLED INDIANS WILL BE WELCOMED BACK INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE TRIBES, NOT FOR GREED, BUT FOR OUR LOST HERITAGE.

Anonymous said...

Schmidt has been in charge since day 1. Schmidt has a brilliant intellect. However, he is a devious player. He flatters moron's ego to keep moron's yoke in place.

Moron is firmly in the belly of the beast. Schmidt is crafty master in charge of moron for hidden hands(i.e. devil levine, etc.)

ahem...schmidt has little hair.

Anonymous said...

word is dealt not delt.

Anonymous said...

Schmidt tried to pull a fast one didn't he..

Anonymous said...

How much does the Press Enterprise get from Pechanga?

For them, it's NO NEWS is good news?

Anonymous said...

While this intentional oversight and its correction is embarrassing to Rocha and Rob, they still do a good service by gathering news on Indian Country.

The fact that they censor the bad news on Pechanga, just shows the type of people they are, or rather what kind Victor is. Rob is an employee and does what he's told.

Also the fact that his snarkiness resulted in a smackdown is good for all to see.

People ARE watching you, Rob and Victor.

smokeybear said...

QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENED WITH MARK MACARROS' RECALL? WHY DIDN'T IT WORK? THE MEMBERSHIP "THAT' AFAID OF HIM AND HIS HENCHMEN? THERE HAD TO HAVE BEEN ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO THROW HIM OUT. WITH HIS GREED AND CORRUPTION SO RAMPENT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN NO QUESTION OF HIS INCOMPETENCE AT THE HELM OF THE PECHANGA NATION. WHY DOES THE MEMBERSHIP CONTINUE TO GO ALONG WITH THE "MACARRO CARTEL". OBVIOUSLY HERITAGE MEANS NOTHING TO THEM, JUST "PERCAP". IF YOU LIE WITH DOGS YOU WILL GET FLEAS.

'aamokat said...

So Victor and Rob try to cover their tracks by putting the editorial in the archives where not many people will see it.

That way negative commentary is swept under the rug but, hey, they did post it even if after the fact, so they can try to claim that they don't censor anything.

The NC Times was not, in Rocha's opinion, a legitimate source.

It is a mainstream newspaper so if it isn't a legitmate source, then what is?

O Pechanga said...

Macarro's recall petition was voted NOT valid. It came as a HUGE surprise that Raymond Basquez Sr. & Ed Burbee among others would bring up the petition.

Mark was able to convince enough people there that they voted for his wife to be the lobbyist at Holland & Knight, when in fact, we voted for HOLLAND & KNIGHT and not Holly.

Anonymous said...

It hurts their credibility when it's known they censor bad news concerning the tribe.

It's not surprising they want to protect their venture.

smokeybear said...

THAT'S IT, NOT VALID? WHERE THE HELL DID THAT COME FROM? NO ONE CHALLENGED THE VALIDITY OF THE RECALL? THERE WASN'T ENOUGH EVIDENCE PRESENTED? OR RATHER THE" MACARRO CARTEL" JUST SQUELCHED IT LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BRING A POSITIVE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IN INDIAN COUNTRY. THE CUTTHROAT AND MANIPULTIVE HANDLEING OF HIS CHAIRMANSHIP AT PECHANGA, AGAINST LEGITIMATE TRIBAL INDIANS, IS GOING TO BE THE DOWNFALL OF IT'S MEMBERSHIP AS LONG AS HE'S ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO TEAR AT THE FABRIC OF WHAT IS TRULY RIGHT AND HONORABLE WITH HIS CORRUPT AND GREEDY WAYS WITH HERITAGE BE "DAMNED" FOR "MONEY." WITH THE POWER TO BEAT DOWN ANY OPPOSITION WITHIN THE MEMBERSHIP, HE TRULY FEELS HE'S UNTOUCHABE. NO ONE IS UNTOUCHABLE, "NO ONE." LET US NOT FORGET WE ARE "TRUE PECHANGA" AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THINK "RALLY."

Anonymous said...

Smokeybear if you realy want to rally you can count me in. i heard that the water bill my go in to litigation.. the water issue mite be one thing to add to a rally.

smokeybear said...

I,M WORKING ON IT. IT'S A SLOW GO AT TRYING TO ORGANIZE THIS RALLY. I'M AM MOTIVATED. I STILL DON'T KNOW ALL THE NAMES, BUT THE HUNTER FAMILY JUMPING IN TO HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I'VE BEEN POSTING STUFF ON FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER ABOUT PECHANGA AND THE "MACARRO CARTEL" AND THE CORRUPTION AND GREED THAT ABOUNDS, TO GET THE WORD OUT.

'aamokat said...

A little bird told me that it could be hitting the fan regarding the Macarros!

That it is very possible they are having a hard time explaining things they have been up to.

Just the tip of the iceberg?

Stay tuned and keep your ears to the ground.

Anonymous said...

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