The Editors of the Calhoun Underground, after speaking at great length with Bob Weaver of the Hur Herald, feel that it is high time to set the record straight on our end.
The article this morning entitled “The Hur Herald IS Not The Internet” is absolutely true, and a shame. It is hard to imagine anyone literate enough to use a computer who is not able to recognize that the Hur Herald, The Calhoun Underground, The Calpatty Press, The Lone Meth Ranger, and even the regional jail website are not all run by the same person!!! Perhaps it is difficult for some to accept that there might actually be some credibility to what has been said regarding the state of affairs in this part of West Virginia. After all, if all these “crazy” blog sites can be connected to the Hur Herald editor, then we do not have to give the Hur Herald any credibility either, now do we? How convenient for those with the desire to keep these issues swept under the rug.
The outcome of this case of mistaken identities is that there are issues which can not be fully covered by the Hur Herald even if the editors desire to do so, at risk of being seen as “just another crackpot” or accused of being responsible for any number of other more infamous sites or at least conspiring with the authors.
Now, some may say that if all the authors of these websites and blogs are NOT one in the same, then surely they must be friends, collaborating among themselves to create the greatest amount of havoc. I can only speak for myself in that I had never heard of The Lone Meth Ranger, The Calpatty Press, The Crooked County Crooks, or Bob Weaver until I discovered them on the internet. It only follows that the editors of the Calhoun Underground have had some limited communications with the other BLOG writers, because at least in some respects, we find ourselves on the same page. Regardless of our initial thoughts regarding these BLOG sites, I found it interesting that there was such an assortment of people raising a lot of the same issues and that there were others who actually had the NERVE to speak up. Being a writer myself and finding myself constantly at odds with certain happenings related to the State Police in Calhoun and Roane Counties, decided to do the same, for the sole purpose of attempting to give even MORE credibility to some of the most important issues facing ALL citizens in this county.
Now, the Hur Herald is NOT a blog, but a credible news source for this area. And our association with Bob Weaver is purely coincidental. We simply tend to share not only his views on the issues, but his desire to keep things aboveboard. I grew up with a writer/philosopher for a dad, and Bob Weaver’s writings are very similar to my Father’s in nature and scope. And in a small community like this one, individuals with similar ideas tend to become friends. But even finding ourselves in close quarters, we have mutually attempted to limit our connections as far as the internet community. My ideas are mine, his ideas are his.
It can be a handicap, being a writer, being in agreement with the Editor, but not being able to utilize the Hur Herald for a medium of communication. But, as we both realize, a certain distance must be maintained for our arguments to carry the greatest amount of weight.
The problems involved in presenting facts that tend to be unpopular are many, and one of the things I have endeavored to do is try my best to keep the Calhoun Underground as INDEPENDENT from the other blogs and the Hur Herald as possible, as I too am concerned about those who would try to lump all these individuals into one, at the expense of the truth.
Now, I would say it’s high time for readers of these many blogs and news sites to realize that maybe, just maybe what is being said about the corrupt practices in question, by all the various DIFFERENT people independently of each other, SHOULD be looked at more closely and stop being discredited by those with an obvious agenda.