You’ve got your damn report now, so just S T O P ! ! !

. . . over 5 000 peeps can’t be wrong, can they? . . .

The undated final report on the 2021 local station board elections, https://we.tl/t-7yaCbPMpZk, seems to have been posted either today or yesterday. The link is from the homepage of the National Elections Supervisor, Renée A Peñaloza, https://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/. Have to say, smart move undating a late doc; & calling it the final when it’s also the first – like getting a medal for coming last.

On Pacifica’s homepage, https://pacifica.org/, the report neither appears nor its existence acknowledged. The members, the listeners, not even an afterthought.

It’s worth pointing out that Ms P chose to force anyone wanting to see her report to leave the Pacifica elections website, only to land on a webpage that carries the name of her business not once but twice, in the URL & down in the corner – https://asteriarecords.wetransfer.com (this also promotes one of her business emails, renee@razteria.com). Oh. Given this, it’s simply disingenuous to say on the Pacifica elections site, “CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FINAL REPORT” (original Trump-caps). Double oh. And it being her WeTransfer account, she, & not Pacifica, control access to the report: “you decide how long transfers are available. Give people four weeks to download your files or make sure they stick around forever—you’re in control” – https://wetransfer.com/send-big-files. Triple oh.

Not only that, Ms P chose to not make the report viewable at the Pacifica elections site. Quadruple oh. And her choosing didn’t stop there: the report isn’t even viewable on the Asteria Records page. Quintuple oh. Yes, if one wants to see the report one has to download it – from the Asteria Records page. O M G. That way, if Ms P so desires, she can capture all the IP addresses of not just the visitors to her account but a niche market, those who download this Pacifica document. Ever the small capitalist, Asteria Records, intentionally or otherwise, sometimes as if in a dream, positions itself to augment its database – and to spread news of her business (just as PacificaWatch has done here, by talking about it).

Analysis to follow.

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