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Mark O’Brien translator – 11/6/06

November 6, 2006

Mark had a rough weekend. Opens with a short story of Joe Royals, convicted felony who got clemency and now can vote. Then we get Mark’s Opines: High insurance rates hurt Florida. Incumbents had edge in…

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BOC PLT Benefit a Hit!

October 16, 2006

The first ever Best of Coast celebration was a big hit last night at Seville Quarter. Proceeds from the Silent Auction and the gate went to the Pensacola Little Theater. We had a sampling of the…

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Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

October 12, 2006

Yesterday, PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien gave his views on Mark Foley (Foley case gets even slimier as partisans throw mud, call names). In the Oct. 12 issue of the IN, I do the same (Outtakes ).…

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It’s okay to get your news from The Daily Show

October 5, 2006

Indiana University professor Julia Fox has determined that there is no significant difference in the average amounts of video and audio substance between broadcast network news storiesand ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Fox and two…

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Papers need to take risks

October 4, 2006

I love this quote: “Quality US papers may never opt for the Independent’s provocative mix of news and views; it not only upsets the traditional church/state divide, it flies in the face of the emphasis on…

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A jinxed life…read on

October 3, 2006

Do you think you have it bad? Read this article about Thomas L. Cook, who died at 54 when he was fatally hit by a car. He may have been the most accident-proned person in the…

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Two FL papers had Foley emails…did nothing

October 3, 2006

Last November, the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald had copies of the Foley emails and chose not to print them. St. Pete Times: The ex-page wouldn’t go on the record, and “our policy is that…

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Newsweek wimps out

September 26, 2006

Here are the International covers for this week’s Newsweek. Notice that the U.S cover is somewhat different. Once again mainstream media wimps out. If Newsweek has reports that we’re losing in Afghanistan then let the American…

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Tell us something new

September 26, 2006

Research 2000 recently conducted a survey testing whether progressive or conservative talk radio shows are more open to callers with dissenting points of view. None of the calls were made to WCOA’s Luke McCoy and his…

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Outzen on WCOA

September 22, 2006

IN Publisher Rick Outzen will be on Don Parker’s “Pensacola Preview” radio show on WCOA 1370 AM at 5:30 pm today. Don’t tell Luke McCoy.…

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Gannett shares its wealth…sort of

September 14, 2006

Gannett has given 7 grants to local charities – total $30,500 Pensacola Habitat for Humanity: $10,000 Belmont Arts and Cultural Board: $5,000 South Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministries: $5,000 Families Count: $3,500 Lifeline Outreach International: $2,500 Baptist…

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Obermann Blasts Bush

September 12, 2006

Last night, MSNBC host Keith Obermann blasted Pres. Bush on his show with Ground Zero in the background. It is the most scathing attack on the current Administration that I’ve heard to date.       “Five years…