Since early last week an ever growing number of Falls Church City citizens have learned about and expressed outrage over our city’s leaders who sought leniency for convicted child molester Mike Gardner; but not so with members of our school board. The FCCPS school board, led by chair Justin Castillo, vice chair John Lawrence and Superintendent Toni Jones, stood to honor one of the pedophile supporters at its meeting last week.
Mr. Nicholas Benton, owner and operator of the Falls Church News Press (FCNP) and a serial supporter of FCC child molesters, was honored by our school board during last week’s meeting with an award from the Virgina School Board Association that “recognizes fair and balanced reporting…”
Many have found Mr. Castillo’s suggestion that Nick Benton’s FCNP “articles” reflect fair and balanced reporting stunning in and of itself, but coupled with Mr. Benton’s expressed support for Mr. Gardner and his prior support for another prominent FCC pedophile, is beyond the pale.
Coincidental with Mr. Castillo’s honoring of Nick Benton’s accomplishments is a recent series of one-sided attack-articles in the FCNP maligning school board candidates Dr. Becky Smerdon and Ms. Alison Kutchma who are running against Mr. Castillo in next week’s election.
Becky and Alison were quick to condemn our city’s ruling elite in their support for convicted child molesters; they are running to ensure fiscal transparency and educational opportunities for all FCC students; they stand alongside the brave girls who stopped Mr. Gardner from harming other children in our community.
With whom do you stand?