Warner Herzog: OJB Prepares to Bump Up VOC’s YouTube Numbers


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I’m not exactly sure what we haven’t done this before, but let’s try it now.  The number to beat is 171 – that’s how many views this Voice of OC video had gotten as of 5:00 p.m. today. Watch this video, which was posted last Friday, to learn about a new scandal or two.

I’ve been wondering about the Lake Forest situation that has led now-former Councilman Peter Herzog to resign while blasting his City Council colleagues for what sounds a lot like a junior varsity version of the Anaheim shenanigans.  (Mostly, I’ve been thinking “who the heck are we going to get to write about this?”)  Then it occurred to me: Nick Gerda already wrote about it, and we’re not going to do a better job of it, so just go read his story.  Herzog’s warnings — do you get the story title now? – about Council capture by local special interests, and how we’re not doing a good job of vetting our public officials, strike home.

(Hey, Peter Herzog — if you want to run for Fifth District Supervisor or something, you might well have a following!  Then again, you’ll have to deal with David Zenger’s brutally funny comment on the VOC people: “Citizens, rise up! …  I quit.”  Yeah, maybe not quitting would have been a better idea.  Still, good luck!)

The video covers other matters including the developing Fairgrounds Story, about which Vern will likely have more to say.

Now go bump up the VOC’s numbers on that video so that they will fear our enormous power.  Go!  Shoo!

herzog grizzly man audio

Peter Herzog listening to the agonizing sounds of Lake Forest being devoured alive by special interests (or possibly Werner Herzog doing something similar in “Grizzly Man”; I spilled coffee on my notes.)


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.