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Re: “Mister Sister

Love this place, so happy to have a gay bar again!

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Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/15/2017 at 2:48 PM

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Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

LibralMoose -

While I appreciate a veiled threat regarding my employment, I am speaking as Maura O'Neill. If I were speaking as the executive director of the Winooski Community Partnership, I would have said so.

Perhaps you'd like to stop hiding behind a fake name and I too can threaten you! Fun.

Please feel free to contact the president of the board of directors of the organization I direct, if you feel you think you should have a say in how I spend my days. Can't wait to hear her response to you!

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Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/15/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Maya - I'm referring to you saying a democratic ballot shouldn't be allowed.

This comment:

"TBH; Why is @Seven Days even allowing the bar on the Seven Daysies nomination list? "Most Gay Friendly Bar?" Yeah, if you're a cis gay man maybe. The owner has shown in word and deed that he cares not one whit for the voices of the T in the LGBTQIA+ community. Give his behavior the past few months, the bar is more a space, with a name, that exists to massage his ego and overwhelming desire to wax nostalgic. Personally I think the bar should be removed from the running."

People voted to make the bar a candidate for the category and you think it should be excluded, because you don't like it.

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Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/15/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

I'm not clear what a reporter who covered the trans hall has to do with this article, nor am I clear how the three questions that Jordan asked regarding the go fund me relate to the lies Seven Days chose to print.

The owner of the bar and myself both have written record of exactly what Jordan asked, the correspondence between Josie and ourselves regarding our meeting and the text messages and emails between WW and MS. It stands that Seven Days, at best, printed misinformation and, at worst, knowingly printed lies. But Jordan wouldn't know, because he asked noting about meeting with PCVT or WW.

I'm not sure how you can stand by a reporter who reported that MS didn't meet with the Pride Center when I was present for the meeting at New Moon between Craig, The executive director of PCVT and a board member to discuss the name of the bar.

16 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/15/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Seven Days, do you fact check?

If it's an opinion piece, it doesn't need to be factual? The owner of the bar and myself met with Josie and a board member from the Pride Center after the "trans townhall", and months prior to this bullshit being published. To state that the owner refused to meet with the Pride Center is simply a lie that appears to be used to sensationalize this story.

And if Jordan is SO MAD about the name of Mister Sister then why does he come to Mister Sister, spend money, and drink?

Jordan didn't do any research regarding why MS pulled out of WW nor indicate this was to be part of the focus of this story. The ONLY research the author did on this story in terms of conferring with the bar as follows:

"Would you care to make a statement beyond what's written on your GoFundMe page?"
"When did you first feel like you were in financial trouble?"
"I don't see an explicit deadline on your campaign. Usually crowd sourcing campaigns have one. Does this mean yours is open-ended?"

Jordan is such a piss poor "journalist" that he couldn't even be bothered to look up how a GoFundMe works. As a policy, GoFundMe campaigns don't have end dates.

Jordan asked ZERO questions about whether or not the owner of the bar met with the Pride Center and instead decided he didn't, and printed a lie.

Jordan asked ZERO questions about why the bar pulled out of Waking Windows, and instead, printed lies.

If you are going to allow Jordan to print lies in your paper, stop calling yourself a newspaper, because you are just Fox News. Turns out, when you print lies that are defamatory, it's called libel.

Seven Days, you are #fakenews

24 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/15/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

You'd prefer a dictatorship, Maya? Don't let people choose what they like best, but rather decide for them? You'd fit RIGHT in, in North Korea.

16 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/15/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Hi Dan,
I'm unclear about your need for condescension in your reply to me, but into addition to talking to me
Like a child, you are incorrect. I'd be happy to send you a screenshot of the article and how it is clearly categorized as "music news", with no mention of opinions or views.
I'm starting to doubt 7 Days as a place to get any factual information. You also recently called 7 Days the state's largest newspaper. Was that in a column as well, so it doesn't have to be factual?

35 likes, 48 dislikes
Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/14/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Um, this is "news"????
Seems like an op ed to me.
Way to be professional, 7 Days. Jesus.

36 likes, 52 dislikes
Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/14/2017 at 2:23 PM

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