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The State I'm In


Newspapers Without a Compass

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Cravaack, Ex-newspapers, MN Media | 4 comments

Few people take newspaper endorsements seriously anymore. It is obvious that editorial stamps of approval have virtually no impact on the...

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STATE of CORRUPTION, Part IV: ZYGI WILF’s AIRPLANE

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Boondoggles, Ex-newspapers, Mark Dayton, MN Media, State of Corruption, Vikings, Wilf | 12 comments

    @stribgillespie: Highly placed sources say Zygi Wilf has downloaded a certain Randy Newman hit. That Tweet from the...

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From the Vault: When Journalists Had Balls

Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Boondoggles, Ex-newspapers, Journalism, Stadiums, StarTribune/Strib, Vikings, Wilf, Wilfare | 7 comments

This item first appeared on my blog on March 9, 2011. If anything, it is even more timely today, as Minnesota’s leading news outlet...

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Chuck Bailey: The Last Decent Newspaperman

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Ex-newspapers, MN Media, StarTribune/Strib | 10 comments

One of the last newspaper editors who had the courage — and the decency — to quit rather than follow orders to gut his news...

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Black Friday for the STRIB

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Ex-newspapers, MN Media, Target Corp. | 6 comments

The rightward tilt of the StarTribune over the past few years has been most noticeable on the paper’s Op-Ed Page, which has twisted...

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From the Vault: Doochsbags

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Ex-newspapers | 7 comments

  (This item was first posted Feb. 17, 2011, and is re-published as part of a series of older posts and columns). My ex-newspaper,...

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