Archive for the 'Rococo Media' Category

TAIBBI ON NEW YORK TIMES’ SUBTLE SMEAR JOB…

March 16th, 2016

In my very early days as a blogger I recall a very early—like three o’clock early—morning accident when I caught a reader writing, and editing, a comment. I found the process fascinating. I watched as the reader carefully considered, changed, changed again, deleted and shifted tacks in crafting their message to me. That is what […]

QUINN THROWS AT WALL TO SEE WHAT STICKS

March 2nd, 2016

Is the Plain Dealer trying to confuse readers, simply trying to have it both ways, or just flopping around? I think maybe the latter, unfortunately. Chris Quinn, vice president of content, Cleveland.com (Whatever happened to editors?), writes that the Plain Dealer will endorse candidates but that’s not the end, as I think it used to […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: IS THE PD STILL A NEWSPAPER…?

July 11th, 2015

The Cleveland Plain Dealer—if you still remember it—is down to 79 editorial workers. And it’s going down from there. I’m told there are about the same number working the digital Cleveland.com side. Or as the management calls it—Northeast Ohio Media Group. But the bloodletting isn’t over. As the PD hires cheaper and less experienced young […]

WHOSE REVOLVING DOOR SPINS FASTER…?

April 5th, 2014

The Superintendent of Cleveland Public Schools or the Editor of the Plain Dealer…?

WHY THE DEBATES ARE WORTHLESS…

October 7th, 2012

Matt Taibbi writes: The piece literally had nothing to say about the substance or accuracy of the two arguments. Like, not one thing. It did, however, speculate that Obama might be in trouble if his performance ended up getting parodied on the Daily Show, because he might end up with a reputation for being “too […]

JEFFERSON WEPT…

August 26th, 2012

[Update on 26 August @ 0914: Via a tweet from @danmoulthrop — And I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore. Originally posted at 0338 on 24 August.] Andrea Seabrook muses: “I realized that there is a part of covering Congress, if you’re doing daily coverage, that is actually sort of colluding with the politicians themselves […]

YET MORE REASONS TO TRASH YOUR TELEVISION…

August 26th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: Like Fox in its Bush-cheering heyday, the vast bulk of MSNBC’s programming is devoted to one core message: American politics is understood as a Manichean battle between Good and Evil; the Republicans are the Evil, and the Obama-led Democrats are the Good. One is very hard-pressed outside of the few exceptions I […]

WE PAID FOR THE VIDEO, WE OWN THE VIDEO…

August 7th, 2012

WHY WE CAN TRUST THE INTERNET MORE…

July 30th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: The attribute of writing on the Internet that I’ve always valued most is that any errors I make — factual, logical or otherwise — will be very short-lived because they will be exposed by commenters, tweeters, emailers, etc., rather than days or weeks later (if at all) in the form of a […]

THE WHOLE ROCOCO MEDIA ISN’T WATCHING…

June 15th, 2009

Who are the real journalists now?

ROLDO RIGHTS…

June 2nd, 2009

Roldo Bartimole writes: Steve Litt had to swerve and swivel in writing about the Opportunity Corridor – the road Cleveland”s Establishment now finds irresistible. The reason: His boss. Litt, the Plain Dealer”s architectural critic, did well in being honest about a touchy issue for a Plain Dealer writer. However, he had to tread lightly in […]

ROLDO RIGHTS…

June 2nd, 2009

[Update — 0717 (From Roldo): What the hell. Who threw the party and didn”t invite me. George Forbes. That”s who. More after the jump.] Roldo Bartimole writes: Brent Larkin is receiving some deserved attention as he leaves one of the most powerful positions in our city – the Plain Dealer editorial page director. We can”t […]

I THINK THIS IS A BAD IDEA…

May 12th, 2009

From an email I received this morning from Slate: The Slate Group is proud to announce the launch of Double X, Slate’s magazine for women. The site spins off from Slate ‘s XX Factor blog, where we’ve started a conversation that we think both men and women will enjoy. If Slate thinks that the conversation […]

THE ROCOCO MEDIA WATCH…[UPDATE 5]

April 28th, 2009

Coughlin”s March 9 email threat to sources for Renner sex scandal story, refers to lawsuit threat Coughlin’s coverup: Falsely tell the sources they’ll be outed and sued Modern on Ohio Shield Law – Coughlin again firing blanks with his threat email

THE ROCOCO MEDIA WATCH…[UPDATE 4.1]

April 25th, 2009

Weeks after Coughlin sexual affair story breaks, no lawsuits Modern to Coughlin – Sue me. Please. What Scene hath wrought Pho – Scene”s “abject surrender” to Kevin Coughlin Coughlin v. Renner and NY Times v. Sullivan Kevin Coughlin”s threats working? BTW, I haven”t received one! Still no threats from Kevin Coughlin! I feel so left […]

THE ROCOCO MEDIA WATCH…[UPDATE 3]

April 17th, 2009

Previously… IT”S NOT EASY BEING SLEAZE Apparently, Scene editor Frank Lewis holds a grudge. Fast. Scene editor Frank Lewis is losing his mind Frank Lewis” employer Times Shamrock may be comment spamming Coughlin sex scandal posts What about the Ray Miller-Kevin Coughlin throwdown over some chick? Scene editor Frank Lewis” business acumen Pass the popcorn.

MY COMMENTS…

April 15th, 2009

1613: Memo to Kevin Coughlin – google “Streisand effect” 0639: Welcome Back, Carter

THE ROCOCO MEDIA WATCH… [UPDATE 2]

April 15th, 2009

The tale of James Renner is spreading… And Scene responds… Scene editor throws his own reporter under the bus, won”t comment. Memo to Kevin Coughlin – google “Streisand effect”

THE ROCOCO MEDIA BAILS… AGAIN…

April 14th, 2009

James Renner writes: Since last November, I have been working on a story about state senator Kevin Coughlin, who is now running for governor. When Coughlin learned of the story, he threatened several of my sources-some with violence-and then had his lawyer send Scene”s management a number of letters threatening lawsuits. In February, I took […]

SELF-DELUSION HAS KILLED THE NEWSPAPER…

March 16th, 2009

Clay Shirky writes: Back in 1993, the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain began investigating piracy of Dave Barry”s popular column, which was published by the Miami Herald and syndicated widely. In the course of tracking down the sources of unlicensed distribution, they found many things, including the copying of his column to alt.fan.dave_barry on usenet; a 2000-person […]

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