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Damien Newton has an excellent article debunking Ralph Vartabedian’s appallingly misleading attack on the high speed rail project: The Times’ critique isn’t a fair one, using partial truths to create doubt. While it is factually true to state that the report is “confidential,” Vartabedian uses the term without providing any context, leaving readers to imagine […]

Jan 23rd, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

One way you can spot an anti-HSR media bias is that the only consistent thing in a particular reporter’s coverage is that every story will make the project look as bad as possible – even if that contradicts previous criticisms. And so it is with Ralph Vartabedian’s latest story about the CHSRA’s decision to shorten […]

Oct 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

You can almost hear Ralph Vartabedian screaming “I told you so! I told you so!” in his newest article about Parsons Brinckerhoff projecting a 5% cost increase in the Central Valley high speed rail project. In fact, that’s pretty much all the article is. Only in two paragraphs in the middle is there any actual […]

Feb 17th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian is really working overtime to try and spin this into a much bigger story than it is. First-term Assemblymember Patty Lopez has turned against high speed rail – but as we’ll see, that isn’t quite the kind of story Vartabedian thinks it is: The rock-solid Democratic support in Sacramento for the bullet train, […]

Dec 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized