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Mark O’Brien translator – 11/6/06

Mark O’Brien translator – 11/6/06

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 WSRE debates - knew issues better due to more experience. Library open on Monday [...]

BOC PLT Benefit a Hit!

BOC PLT Benefit a Hit!

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 winners there for the public to enjoy. Food: Billy Bob's BBQ, Tre Fratelli, Atlas/Fish House, Eat!, [...]

Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

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 ). Mark focuses on what he sees as name-calling. Misstates the Studd incident in 1983. And the ties to [...]

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

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

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 grad students actually studied it:  "The Daily Show" as [...]

Papers need to take risks

Papers need to take risks

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 solid reporting at which they have excelled," writes Sellers. "But the Independent's and the [...]

A jinxed life…read on

A jinxed life…read on

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 United States. "He was kinda accident-prone, I swear to God, even before he was born," said his sister, Mady [...]

Two FL papers had Foley emails…did nothing

Two FL papers had Foley emails…did nothing

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 we don't make accusations against people using unnamed sources," writes politics editor Scott [...]

Newsweek wimps out

Newsweek wimps out

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 public read the articles. News is news.

Tell us something new

Tell us something new

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 "Pensacola Speaks" show - but I doubt it would have countered their [...]

Outzen on WCOA

Outzen on WCOA

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.

Gannett shares its wealth…sort of

Gannett shares its wealth…sort of

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 Healthcare [...]

Obermann Blasts Bush

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 later this space… is still empty. Five years later there is no Memorial to the [...]

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