ve-conflagThe bankruptcy testimony and depositions must be exposing Veronica Escobar’s dirty laundry to the public because, like all politicians who are attracting unwanted attention, she is looking to manufacture a crisis to distract you from the children’s hospital testimony. In case you missed it, KVIA ran a news segment on August 30, 2015, about the Confederate flag on a mural at the County Court House. In his piece, Andrew Polk interviewed the muralist, some El Pasoans and Veronica Escobar.

Veronica Escobar stated, in the piece, “I’ve never heard complaints but I’ve actually giving thought to how we deal with it…I think it would be appropriate to have a muralist paint over it.” Pay attention to the part where Veronica Escobar states not having any complaints.

I noticed two important things; the first is that the only individual that seems to be having a problem with the flag is Veronica Escobar. The other individuals interviewed did not have a problem with the flag. They all seem to agree with the muralist, Carlos Callejo’s statement that the flag “gives a historical perspective” to El Paso’s history.

What struck me the most is that I felt that the nexus for this news story was someone pitching an “issue” for KVIA to “expose.” My feeling is that it must have been one Veronica Escobar’s supporters who was looking to manufacture a community issue so that everyone gets distracted while the El Paso Children’s Hospital bankruptcy winds through the court system.

Other than KVIA’s report, I have not heard anyone else bring up the flag on the mural, yet Veronica Escobar has been “giving thought” to how to deal with it. She even admits no one has complained about it.

In other words, instead of dealing with the issues of the children’s hospital and all of the other issues at the County, she trying to create an issue about a flag that occupies less than 1 percent of the whole mural. In other words, she is trying to deflect your attention away from the important things.

The other thing that bothered me is Escobar’s statement that she is thinking about having a “muralist paint over it.”

No one has complained about it, yet Veronica Escobar feels she, alone, should be the one to have a “muralist paint over it.”

Hmmm, it appears now that Veronica Escobar has proclaimed herself the arbiter of El Paso’s acceptable public art. With her history, it should not really surprise anyone.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

5 replies on “Manufacturing Crisis to Deflect Attention”

  1. Martin, you figured out her scams, right on point !

    Whether she likes it or Texas was a Confederate state and El Paso was the site of a Confederate fort. Research the history, there were many Mexicans and Blacks that served with the Confederacy.

    Who in the heck gave her the authority to decide what is history and art ? She needs to go, we already have the other two clowns. Perez, whose sole purpose is to tell her how great she is. The other clown Stout, carries her briefcase to meetings and is a bubble head to everything she states.

    I totally agree she is always creating controversy as a distraction. The sodagate deal died overnight. She ate the highway naming issue, totally screwed up the hospital situation. Of course be prepared for the entire court to do the fainting goat routine and no recollection of anything about the fiasco. That whole court reeks of arrogance and stupidity.

    I wonder how long it will be before the city earns the official title of the worst government entities in the US.

    My biggest fear is that people will fall for the distractions, forget everything and send her to Austin. How embarrassing that would be. FBI or HHS please start an investigation and get some indictments. Move over Luther.

  2. El Paso is the laughing stock of Texas for many reasons but this is probably at the top of the list. No one, including her mentor Ray Caballero, could have imagined how exceedingly stupid the electorate is in this county. She is trying desperately to avoid an investigation into Children’s, UMC, Ascarate Park, and other boondoggles that KVIA and the El Paso times continually attempt to deflect for her. KVIA has earned the reputation as a mouthpiece for Veronica, Susie, SteveO, and BetOH. It all goes back to trying to be too cozy with the wicked politico’s that make El Paso an island onto itself.

  3. Sad state of affairs, with these low life politicians that think they can continue their back door deals and outsmart everyone. Yes apathy runs rampant and voter turnout is low but thanks to their own ignorance they hang themselves.

  4. Make it a point to review the released emails and texts that were obtained by Max Powers and liste on Refuse the Juice.

    It will confirm all our our suspicions about them. Very eye opening.

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