Two nights ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Office took the unusual step of publishing a denial of a mainstream media report by BuzzFeed News that had the talking heads on TV, radio, and in print astir for 24 hours.
Harvard law professor emeritus, Alan Dershowitz – a Democrat and civil libertarian – once more explained Friday night on Sean Hannity’s show why these fake news accounts are grounded in nothing of substance. It goes back to the need for discernment. That’s a point which independent, award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson has preached and is reported on at the link here.
That Fox video embed code with Democratic-supporter Dershowitz is not yet available. But another one from attorney Mark Levin – who was anti-Trump for quite some time – also discusses the same issues, references Dershowitz’s comments, and is posted below. This latest episode started by BuzzFeed raise issues that have and will continue to impact the manufactured home industry, all other professions, and society at large.
As important as that is, it is not the focus of this commentary that tees up our Sunday Morning weekly headline news report recaps. Manufactured housing specific reporting is our emphasis again today.
As If…Wishful Thinking and Fake News vs,
Fact, Evidence, and Reason
As if George F. (F?) Allen would be the best tool in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) shed to defend the Arlington, VA based trade group – as well as some of their largest members – was laughable. But give “F” Allen credit. At least he tried, and did so publicly. As weak as “F” Allen’s effort may be, it is provided in full among the reports linked below, so you can decide for yourself how effective it is at defending Clayton, Cavco, MHI, et al from the mounting evidence of scandals.
Both Allen and the BuzzFeed stoked dramas have a few thinks in common. An arguable lack of objectivity, standards, or even common sense. Both rely upon an audience that may wish or hope that what the source says is true. Both cases involve the vast difference between evidence and reason, and everything else a matter of wishful thinking or a denial of reality.
Neither Kevin Clayton, nor Tim Williams, or Warren Buffett have disputed their own words or documents that have recently been reported at this link here. No conspiracy theories, evidence, documents, and direct quotes taken in context. The sources have been given repeated opportunities to debunk or explain away the evidence. Silence. That’s their 5th Amendment right.
So, having “F” Allen, MHI, or certain state association surrogates attempt any red herrings or head-fakes just reveals that they have no valid explanation, which implies that the linked evidence above is compelling.
Evidence, concerns, and allegations of market manipulation aren’t just in the past. They are in the here and now, and more are planned and underway for the days ahead. MHI – and some state associations – are part of that purported collusion. They are doing so despite MHI’s own published antitrust guidelines, linked here.
It’s been about a year since Richard ‘Dick’ Jennison, MHI President and CEO, cancelled at the Louisville Show “at the last minute” his presentation on the Trojan Horse of the so-called “new class of homes” and related. Jennison apparently didn’t want to be publicly questioned by MHProNews, or by anyone else in the audience that read MHProNews, and were provided a list of questions to ask during the Q&A.
They can hide, but only for so long. Because the trend lines, truth, and evidence keep drip, drip, dripping out.
You can trust George F. (F?) Allen, or not, when he says there are no conspiracies to find. But who beside aptly named “F” Allen spoke about conspiracy? We re-published evidence from the sources in question. Let people like Allen – who continues to ducks from his own controversial practices that created negative news in the mainstream media for the industry, see the linked report on the Masthead below – use head fakes. If Allen, MHI or their surrogates had a real, logical argument, why don’t they make it? Why don’t they do so in public, at Louisville?
What are they afraid of? What are they hiding from? Do they fear the reaction of the crowd, if they realize that they’ve been duped by people they count on to represent their interests?
The Evolution of these Issues
In fairness to the current power structure behind MHI, this is not a new phenomenon. Rather, sources suggest it has arguably taken on new twists and turns.
Danny Ghorbani, a structural and civil engineer, is a former Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Vice President and the Founding President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). He is a 51-year veteran of the manufactured housing industry, who has represented all aspects of the industry in Washington, D.C., including, but not limited to, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, communities and developers, and has managed two national manufactured housing industry trade shows. He is currently the Senior Advisor to MHARR.
Reached by MHProNews, Mr. Ghorbani stated on the record that:
“From my personal experience, at any given time, the largest manufacturers tend to dominate that Association — i.e., the Manufactured Housing Institute. The same principal may well apply at the state association level.”
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With no further adieu, here are the recent reports, plus the headlines for the week that was, January 13-20th, 2019.
New January 2019 Featured Reports and Commentary
New January 2019 Featured Articles, including a report from Sharyl Attkisson, is linked here.
What’s New on MHLivingNews
” We as an independent manufactured home producer’s association have often worked successfully with resident groups, on issues of mutual interest. We don’t deal with community related issues directly. I believe that people of good will may agree or disagree on details, and still have mutual respect.
What’s New on the Masthead
- Manufactured Housing Institute’s Three Stooges? SECO ‘Leaders’ George F. Allen, Spencer Roane, Tom Lackey and ‘Rent to Own’ Scams?
The Latest from Washington, D.C. from MHARR
Independent National Manufactured Housing Post-Production Association Takes Major Step | Manufactured Housing Association Regulatory Reform
Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019 – The National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO), a new, independent association representing a key manufactured housing industry post-production constituency, has announced a major step in its initial organization and the start of national-level advocacy activities to better and more effectively represent the post-production sector in Washington, D.C.
What’s New on the Daily Business News On MHProNews
- Pink Flamingoes, The Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, and Manufactured Home Community’s Mainstream Media Controversy
- Insider Trades, New Cavco Industries Investigation, Selling – Plus More Manufactured Housing Stock Updates
- Sobering Federal Report on Manufactured Housing Lending – Retailers, Communities, Producers, and Finance Companies – Take Note
- Clayton Homes’ Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Customer Experience Video, What It Says, What Does It Mean for Manufactured Housing Pros?
- National Housing Conference CEO David Dworkin, Economic Impact of Partial Federal Shutdown, Plus MH Market Updates
- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp and their “Strategic Moat,” Plus Manufactured Housing Equities Updates
- Why Is Manufactured Housing Struggling During an Affordable Housing Crisis? Former MHI President, VP, Other’s Quotable Insights
- State AG Files Suit Against, Manufactured Home Community, Rent to Own, Lease Purchase Option Warning
- Exploring Corporate, Association, Individual, Investor, and Governmental Corruption Involving Manufactured Housing
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