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Scarborough reports on newspapers audience ratings

Scarborough reports on newspapers audience ratings

The Scarborough Research group (not the local Scaboroughs) has released its annual audience ratings report for daily newspapers. The News Journal is in the #59 largest market which is includes Mobile & Baldwin counties, Al. Because the market is split over a state line, both the PNJ and the Mobile [...]

List of Bush Administration Scandals

List of Bush Administration Scandals

I've been asked to compile a list of Bush Administration officials that have been indicted, convicted, resigned due to some scandal or are under investigation. These are the ones I've found so far. Claude Allen - Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy- resigned, pled guilty to [...]

MOBy advises high school grads

MOBy advises high school grads

PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien has advice for area high grads...which I find a little funny since I doubt more than a handful high school students read his column...but maybe their grandparents will cut it out for them. MOBy's premise is the grads need to go away from Pensacola. Thereby expand their [...]

Bigots have field day on pnj.com

Bigots have field day on pnj.com

As predicted the racists are getting in their dream comments on the daily newspaper's web site with the arrest of Hugh King: Happypad: "local religious and political leader" = "NO JOB,CRAP STARTER!" Jeff Chandler: "These hypocritical sons’ a ***** are the main reason the black community can [...]

Hugh King arrested

Hugh King arrested

Last night, former Pensacola City Councilman Hugh King was arrested for cocaine possession. King is the pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church, member of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board and chairs their Contractor Academy. At one time he was president of the Pensacola chapter of [...]

Debate over moderation of web comments

Debate over moderation of web comments

Our local daily has caught heat for not moderating the comments that are posted on its web site (pnj.com). It has become a haven for racist and bigoted comments - where gulf1.commers, Luke McCoy fans and Save Our City remnants can go to lash out at the world. This blog has had problem posters [...]

Children’s Chorus Goes to College

What happens to Pensacola Children's Chorus alums when they go to college? Click here to view: Chorus College

GOP abstinence proponent used Escort Service

GOP abstinence proponent used Escort Service

You've got to love those wacky Bush Administration members. The Washington Post reports that deputy Secretary of State Robert Tobias had to resign yesterday after ABC News cornered him about using an escort service that is being investigated for prostitution (Rice Deputy quits ). Tobias admited [...]

Bush administration to push for Gulf drilling

Bush administration to push for Gulf drilling

According to a Washington Post article (U.S. Proposal Would Allow Oil Drilling ): The Interior Department will announce a proposal Monday to allow oil and gas drilling in federal waters near Virginia that are currently off-limits and permit new exploration in Alaska's Bristol Bay and the Gulf of [...]

Media manufactured Jessica Lynch legend

Michael Delong, the deputy commander at United States Central Command from 2001 to 2003, has an op-ed piece in the NY Times. He tells of pressure from politicians and the press to make Lynch into a female Rambo. "The initial reports from the field regarding Private Lynch stated that she had gone [...]

Maney is back

Maney is back

Former Okaloosa County Judge Patt Maney is returning to Fort Walton Beach after three years spent in Afghanistan and Walter Reed Hospital in D.C. The decorated U.S. Army Reserve brigadier general spent 17 months there before being  "blown up" in an Aug. 21, 2005, ambush in the mountains above [...]

State Fire Marshall is coming

State Fire Marshall is coming

The State Fire Marshall is sending an investigator to examine training and certification of Escambia County volunteer firefighters, sources says. The career firefighters' union alleges the lack of state-mandated training is jeopardizing county home and business owners and creating an unsafe [...]

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