Category Archives: The Death of The Newspaper
I don't know really all that much about the Koch brothers. I do know that they are somewhat conservative leaning. I also know that that is probably an understatement. Bad news is circulating this morning that the Koch brothers are interested in purchasing eight major newspapers from the Tribune Company, which is about to come [...]
Toledo was the epicenter of the battle of OLD MEDIA versus NEW MEDIA this week when Deadspin.com scooped The Toledo Blade on a story involving the dismissal of a University of Toledo cross country coach for sexual misconduct. You will recall that Deadspin.com was the outlet that broke the Manti Te’O story ahead of ESPN, [...]
A news item appears in the Toledo Blade this morning regarding dogs, which is really not surprising considering there is one nearly every day. Every once in a while one comes along that catches my eye and I feel compelled to bring it to the attention of you, my faithful visitor. The story today is [...]
Sing to the tune of the Gilligan’s Island Theme. Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. The mate was a mighty sailin’ man, the Skipper brave and sure Four men and a dog set sail that day for a three [...]
The publisher of the Toledo Bl*de recently sent his beloved companion to doggie heaven and wrote about it in a recent edition of the newspaper. The second paragraph shows his true love; the comma. On Wednesday afternoon, as my wife, Susan, and I prepared to attend President Barack Obama’s White House state dinner for British [...]
It appears that schools constructed with blonde or red bricks have it easy when it comes to school shootings. Experts say, that even though the sample size is fortunately very small, there seems to be a connection between school shootings and buildings made of burnt orange bricks. While experts cannot state with any certainty [...]
Part II. Clearly this editor of the Toledo Blade lacks the knowledge on which to form a justifiable position.
Read this so-called editorial. Aside from the fact that it appears to have been written by an 8 year old, I read this opinion roughly like this. Packo’s is a Toledo icon (whatever that really means) The family who owns the business is fighting over the business, but we should step in and save the [...]
First Grade students are learning things like how to read, spell and do arithmetic. Generally that is not newsworthy. But when the school work involves dogs, you can read about it in the Toledo Blade. Amazing reporting. And you missed it all if you don’t subscribe to the newspaper.
Here’s a question of semantics for you loyal visitors to ponder. I understand that a person can learn a lesson when dealing with most anything in the world, but does that mean that whatever it was that caused the learning actually taught the lesson? For me, I think not. However, when the subject is a [...]