More from Salazar on PTC Decline

October 27, 2010 -

Yesterday we mentioned a New York Times article on the decline of the Parents Television Council. Today Ars Technica follows up on that NYT report with one of its own, along with comments from former Vice President Patrick Salazar. He was heavily quoted in the NYT articles, but apparently, he is not done talking.

On Tuesday night Salazar emailed Ars expanding on the allegations that he made to the Times.

"I witnessed a number of grotesque fundraising practices that I felt were misleading to the public and in contrast with the PTC's stated mission," Salazar's statement said. "PTC education programs with the stated intent of serving the public were actually hollow fundraising schemes. The organization relied on inflated membership numbers to mislead donors, regulators and legislators all in an effort to increase the PTC's the relevance and cash flow."

Salazar went on to say that the group's claim of having 1.3 million members, is "false by any standard." He claims that he conducted an analysis of the PTC's member database in late 2009. He found that over half of these so-called members had only a single correspondence with the PTC, with most never giving a contribution to the group of any kind.

While the PTC claimed in the NYT article that other nonprofits count their members in similar ways, Salazar begs to differ:

"I have served as a senior manager, board member, or consultant for nonprofit and members associations for more than 20 years. I am not aware of any groups that manage membership in this manner, and I challenge the PTC to identify such groups."

The PTC responded to the Ars Technica article and Salazar's email statement with the following:

"On October 25, the New York Times published an article about the Parents Television Council. As the Times article reported, a former PTC employee demanded cash in exchange for his silence. The PTC told the NY Times back in May that his allegations are littered with patently false statements and misrepresentations of the truth, and his most recent statement continues that pattern. The PTC considers this distraction to be closed, and it will continue to focus on its mission."

You can read the rest of the article here.

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Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

I've suspected this group of inflating its membership numbers. Their whole claim of protecting the children is nothing more than a facade for their true agenda. I doubt anyone's going to miss them.

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

I'll miss them.  Their antics are hilarious.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

Again, if they go away, good &$#%ing riddance.

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

If the PTC does ignore the "distraction" then they're not good at damage control. 

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

Bear in mind they don't have to protect their reputation among the mainstream public, just among the political fringe that gives them money.  Ignoring it and hoping it will blow over may be the best thing they can do to hold on to the followers they've got.

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

To be honest, trying to silence the man directly would outright admitting that there was maybe a grain of truth in his "false statement".

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

Especially considering that the group went to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office over Salazar's "extortion" attempt and the office refused to file charges after an investigation because they felt no crime was being committed, according to the NY Times article referenced.

Kinda like how when Vince McMahon sued them, they filed a motion to dismiss on First Amendment grounds and the judge denied them because the First Amendment doesn't protect libel.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra. Hell will stay frozen over for quite a while since the Saints won the Super Bowl.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: More from Salazar on PTC Decline

Salazar Coming foward with this Could be No further than a Negaduck(Darkwing duck refrence) style humilation Conga(Emphasis on the Comedic gold situation reguarding the PTC)

The PTC's situation is  like Watching a Cartoon character Getting flatened by a steamroller, Followed by Barbells, Anvils, 16 ton weights(From monty python) and a Bank safe from fort knox(Filled with gold bars for extra heavyness) to top it all off(What salazar said pretty much was Overkill To the PTC humilation)

I however Applaud Beardogg-x To bring forward The PTC's very poor situation(Music to my ears IMO)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

 
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