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  • josephlawrence43 Jan 11, 12:30 p.m.

    What really surprises me here is the apparent total lack of concern for the expressed opinions of people,and those asking questions regarding the sudden creation of this tracker, and the fairly obvious disdain which WRAL is exhibiting relative to the basic issues of fairness and objectivity.

  • huxter72 Jan 11, 7:15 a.m.

    Excellent reason(s) for not not having trackers for the messiah and perdue. Didn't have the resources during perdue's reign. Really? We weren't as technologically advanced in 08,09,10. But miraculously we are now. Thanks wral, way to go.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 10, 6:16 p.m.

    Will WRAL also report when the Democrats block McCrory from keeping his promise.

  • OpenM1nd Jan 9, 6:21 p.m.

    Regarding the McCrory Progress Tracker, two things -- first, are you kidding? And second, is there a smart phone app for that? If so, see question number one! Good grief; we should have held Bev and the Easleys to the same standards. Let the man do his job on his own merit for what it is, rather than get caught up in the nitty gritty details. He might actually surprise us with some good things that are not on this list.

  • josephlawrence43 Jan 9, 5:33 p.m.

    Like so many other statements of belief, mission statements, etc., WRAL has now clearly abandoned its OWN MISSION STATEMENT--as presented by A.J. Fletcher Accuracy and fairness are the cornerstones of our local news effort. As A.J. Fletcher said in 1956, "...to inform the public without bias or favor is this station's highest duty." We build upon that foundation by being solution-oriented in our news coverage, offering viewers helpful information and providing context to the stories that affect our viewers' lives. We provide a balance of all kinds of news about all aspects of life, emphasizing people's successes as well as their failures.

  • wenfromwake Jan 9, 12:26 p.m.

    How convenient that you just now decided to institute this. If you're going to do this then you need to do it for Democrats as well and you should have been doing it for Perdue, Obama, Hagin, Price and all the others.

  • lasm Jan 9, 11:58 a.m.

    "lets start one for Obama too and see"

    No need.........he said he was going to raise "taxes" and he did. And he also said we needed more "revenues" (HIS word for taxes); so employee social security taxes were raised and federal gas taxes will be raised, along with other federally taxed items; and this will raise more taxes (excuse me, I mean "revenues") for the lower and middle class THAT HE SAID WOULD NOT HAVE THEIR TAXES RAISED. He's doing what he said he would do; and he's doing what he said he would NOT do. Nothing new here-what? you expected him to be honest? Poor soul......

  • jgilchr Jan 9, 11:51 a.m.

    http://paytoplaypat.com/ is also keeping track.

  • tmstubbs63 Jan 9, 10:59 a.m.

    All liberals get the biggest passes by the media when it comes to truth issues and "keeping track" of their broken promises. It comes to no surprise that this is in place for OUR Republican governor. WRAL never had a reporter assigned to just the legislature until the Republicans took over both houses....

  • trainloadr Jan 9, 10:38 a.m.

    Hey WRAL when are you guys going to have a promises kept for Obama or anyother politician. This is one situation that you can lean in any direction you so desire and I am sure that it will always lean in a direction to make you a good story. Just to let you know, I will keep up with my politicians promises, you guys do not need to do it for me. Thanks

  • DrJ Jan 9, 10:24 a.m.

    Hey, WRAL, how about tracking Barack Obama's promises? How about David Price (who talks out of both sides of his mouth)? Or how about our liberal US Senator, Kay? Heck, I'd just like the light of day shone on what these people believe in.

  • beaupeep Jan 9, 9:01 a.m.

    So, WRAL says he failed on the Ethics Plan. WRAL's own source does not provide a link to any quote or verifiable reference that he made any such "promise" to publish some sort of ethics plan. He had his people sign an ethics pledge. WRAL can say he failed anything they make up.

    WRAL - FAIL

    Show us the facts where he promised what you say he failed.

  • AlbertEinstein Jan 9, 5:31 a.m.

    This could be a very good and potentially traffic driving idea if WRAL was to expand to all public offices in and for North Carolina. Personally, I would like to have a quick reference site with a "lier-o-gram" email notification service each time a public officer stepped over or on their promises.

  • geosol Jan 8, 7:27 p.m.

    Isn't it amazing that ANYTIME a story is just the slightest bit critical of a REPUBLICAN politician, the angry little right wingers immediately screech their tired old "librul media!!!" excuse just like clockwork. Problem for them is, normal people are tired of this excuse. We have a right to expect REPUBLICAN politicians obey the law and fulfill their promises. Retreating to a tired old excuse isn't going to cut it anymore.

  • Banned by Sissies Jan 8, 7:24 p.m.

    Liberal media strikes again! LOL Typical. Wonder how long it will take for the tracking to stop when he does well?

  • michellefreed Jan 8, 7:07 p.m.

    why ar you tracking McCory? Why have none of the others not been "followed" to make sure promises are kept? I have heard b/c of finances at WRAL. I do not buy and will not continue to watch wral.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 8, 6:14 p.m.

    "Too bad WRAL didn't track Obama's campaign promises! Wonder why they have decided to track McCory's. Funny how these things work with our media. Can you say - SLANTED!
    bayrvr"

    The scary thing is that you and so many others seem surprised to find out that WRAL is slanted to the left.

  • bayrvr Jan 8, 5:31 p.m.

    Too bad WRAL didn't track Obama's campaign promises! Wonder why they have decided to track McCory's. Funny how these things work with our media. Can you say - SLANTED!

  • freddyfrank81 Jan 8, 4:53 p.m.

    Before somebody calls out the below is not in the article, check the FAQ's in the Promise Tracker.

  • freddyfrank81 Jan 8, 4:47 p.m.

    Love this from the article:

    "Why didn't WRAL track promises for previous governors, including Bev Perdue?

    In short, we didn't have the resources to pull this off when Gov. Perdue began her term.

    Also read.. "Now that the state legislature is predominantly republican, we suddenly found said resources"

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jan 8, 3:56 p.m.

    Exactly Gary_too, exactly... Of course, as a liberty minded voter, I keep a close eye on the conservatives too. ;) It is very interesting to see this "Governor's promise tracker" now at the start of a Republican's administration. Coincidental? I think not.

  • veyor Jan 8, 1:58 p.m.

    It would be a waste of time to track Democrat's promises.

  • 321oohaw Jan 8, 1:55 p.m.

    since when did a politician have to keep a campaign promise?

  • ellengraham5660 Jan 8, 1:29 p.m.

    And yes, if you look in any government office, it is loaded with AAs, qualified or most unqualified.......that's one reason our government system is run so inefficiently. They are just there for a paycheck. Every time I go to the Durham Co. Courthouse, I get sick because the lack of care and concern they have for helping anyone, must less doing it in any kind of efficient manner. Not saying they're all like that, just most!

  • miketroll3572 Jan 8, 12:57 p.m.

    Why didn't they do this to all the other looser liberal Gov's we have had?

  • carolinaprincess62 Jan 8, 12:20 p.m.

    Looking forward to seeing what changes he makes in state employment and if he does away with the blatant racism that occurs in some of the lower levels of state government, local offices that only have AA supervisors and the differences in the way employees are treated and those people that are a bit higher up that are scared to ever discipline a minority employee because of fear of being called racist. Let me assure you, that racism runs both ways.

  • PracticalMagick Jan 8, 11:53 a.m.

    Squirreling, Agreed. :) I'm thinking how nice it will be when they are able to follow Gov. McCrory's success in the coming years. :)

  • zonk Jan 8, 11:38 a.m.

    Yea agreed jwasbill Have other politicians been held to every promise that they made ? Very bias article.

  • Damien Thorne Jan 8, 9:52 a.m.

    "It amuses me that so many posters seem to dislike and distrust WRAL but continue posting. It is just like the people that decry pornography as perverted and disgusting and they know that is true because they spend all day, every day watching it. If WRAL is so biased and horrible, why are you here?"----piene2

    Because people want to point it out. Also to laugh at the ignorance posted by those trying to defend it.

  • piene2 Jan 8, 9:48 a.m.

    It amuses me that so many posters seem to dislike and distrust WRAL but continue posting. It is just like the people that decry pornography as perverted and disgusting and they know that is true because they spend all day, every day watching it. If WRAL is so biased and horrible, why are you here?

  • admyank Jan 8, 9:37 a.m.

    Let's do this:

    If the Liberals hold Obama to his promises -

    Then the Conservatives will hold McCrory to his.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jan 8, 9:28 a.m.

    Lets talk specifics then. Here is the ratings scale

    Achieved: The promise has been kept.
    Kept so far: McCrory has promised an ongoing behavior, such as refusing to sign a specific type of bill, and has thus far stuck to it. This is a promise that will be fully achieved only at the the end of his first term.
    In progress: McCrory is working on the promise in question or hasn't had a reasonable amount of time to tackle the issue.
    Failed: McCrory gave it a go but ran into problems, such as opposition from the legislature, that blocked his way.
    Broken: McCrory had the ability to follow through on his promise by did not do so.

    The FAILED portion is made so they can say he failed, when in fact does not at all describe a failed promise. The BROKEN description should be FAILED and BROKEN should not be a choice.

    I think WRAL has it this way so they can show he failed more than he actually will.

  • bubbaOK Jan 8, 9:16 a.m.

    Pay no attention to the fact this gov and his retinue are more than capable of shaking a tail feather, as home grown as they be.

  • hlwise Jan 8, 9:02 a.m.

    I don't remember seeing this when Bev Perdue was elected Governor! Very Interesting!!!

  • Just Ice Jan 8, 8:58 a.m.

    I have a better idea. Since California has Democrats in control of the governor's office, the state senate, and state house, maybe WRAL should compare California's progress versus North Carolina's progress over the next 4 years since you obviously aren't interested in keeping track of the progress/promises of ANY NC Democrats. How about a fair comparison instead of a one-sided hatchet job?

  • dick4sanchez Jan 8, 8:57 a.m.

    Do you write these types of articles just to get publicity? Are you banking on controversy for traffic or is WRAL just biased?

  • jgilchr Jan 8, 8:52 a.m.

    "We just don't like hipocrisy, and people who play the class card. I am done with WRAL, you lost , get over it, ya think it had to do with prison terms for former state leaders???" - batcave

    I didn't lose anything. I was not a supporter of Perdue and I am not a Democrat. I am unaffiliated and fully admit she was corrupt and as awful as they come. That is the problem, they all seem to be. So long as money is involved nothing will change regardless of party. Is anyone going to seriously tell me Art Pope's donations didn't buy him that budget position?

  • Just Ice Jan 8, 8:36 a.m.

    No surprise. WRAL is part of the local arm of the American Pravda.

    Pat Caddell,"The Audacity of Corruption", Accuracy In Media, September 27, 2012

    But all I want to conclude to this is that we face a fundamental danger here. The fundamental danger is this: I talked about the defense of the First Amendment. The press’s job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power. When they desert those ramparts and decide that they will now become active participants, that their job is not simply to tell you who you may vote for, and who you may not, but, worse—and this is the danger of the last two weeks—what truth that you may know, as an American, and what truth you are not allowed to know, they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people.

    http://www.aim.org/video/pat-caddell-the-audacity-of-corruption/

  • batcave Jan 8, 8:09 a.m.

    Sounds like some people are afraid of the Pope Administration being held accountable

    We just don't like hipocrisy, and people who play the class card. I am done with WRAL, you lost , get over it, ya think it had to do with prison terms for former state leaders???

  • storminnorman Jan 8, 7:54 a.m.

    Where was the Promise Keeper Tracker when the Joker was our Governor? I don't remember seeing it.

  • foolmeonce Jan 8, 7:25 a.m.

    I suggest a boycott of WRAL until they promise to be an unbiased news source. We have other local stations that are not so blantantly liberal.

  • pedsrndad Jan 8, 12:33 a.m.

    During the many years the Democratic party controlled the entire government of NC did the media dog the democratic candidates their entire term about their unfulfilled promises? NO! I hope to see balanced reporting with the media focusing not on making the Republican governor look bad, but showing us how ALL of our elected representatives are working out. They are spending OUR money folks. The "government" has no money of its own and I for one, want to see the money taken from me, spent as wisely as I would do.

  • bainesdiane Jan 7, 9:42 p.m.

    I am so disapointed in WRAL. I knew you were associated to CBS, but I thought you would be more fair than this. Give McCory a break before you convince N.C. he is a bad guy

  • jgilchr Jan 7, 7:53 p.m.

    Sounds like some people are afraid of the Pope Administration being held accountable.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 7, 7:48 p.m.

    I would like to see Burr and Hagan promises tracked, or show what real work they actually do.

    davidgnews
    January 7, 2013 7:30 p.m.......Neither a Democrate or Rep. but anything they do is better than err. Ellmer or Fudges or whatever that pariot names is....

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 7, 7:46 p.m.

    I'm still amazed at those who believe the media and the politicans....

  • tgentry1005 Jan 7, 7:32 p.m.

    It would be a good idea and probably very interesting for WRAL to report on why they shut down their comment section on this article and why they removed at least one of the early comments that was posted.

    It would also be a good idea and probably very interesting for WRAL to explain why they want to track how Governor McCrory does on keeping his promises but they did not seem to care how Bev Perdue, Mike Easley or Jim Hunt did in keeping their promises or how Barack Obama has done on keeping his promises. You reckon it has anything to do with the fact McCrory is Republican and the others are Democrat?

    It is appearing WRAL is more political bias than I thought they were. Just think of the days when Jesse Helms was a political commentator for WRAL……

  • davidgnews Jan 7, 7:30 p.m.

    I would like to see Burr and Hagan promises tracked, or show what real work they actually do.

  • spoonman Jan 7, 7:26 p.m.

    McCrory's gonna be awesome! you got something wrong with checked off successes? let 'em log it all down... and if anything goes wrong, we can still blame Obama!

  • Danny22 Jan 7, 7:21 p.m.

    You would be hard-pressed to find one story on WRAL which has held Perdue or obama's feet to the fire.

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