You folks really get a jump on the day.
I thought Travis J. Armstrong’s self-congratulatory editorial of August 27, 2006 deserves some comment, but let’s turn it over to you, the “even more [than 75 percent] that said they still could enjoy reading the paper even if they disagreed with strong editorials.”
With that in mind, I’ve moved some initial comments from the previous thread which seem better suited to a separate entry.
Travesty’s “opinion” piece today is worth a few laughs…..spinning how he’s “banishing the bias”…in the same breath, his bias spews at Marty and Susan again….does he really believe his own BS????
Posted by Travis 21 Cabal-ist | August 27, 2006 08:15 AM
let’s see, on nipper’s front page we covered the pesto/basil crisis! (not really a crisis, whew); cuban cigars available locally! (if Castro dies and after U.S. imbargo lifted); so, the table is set for a hard hitting page one expose on the impact of global warming on flat compared against fizzie bottled waters.
Posted by Laughing Stock | August 27, 2006 08:35 AM
Let’s get this straight: Armstrong has been blocking letters-to-the-editor critical of McCaw’s newspaper because he couldn’t stand up to pressure from “some journalists in the newsroom”? Anyone in particular? What’s his excuse for the letters he’s blocked trying to give counterpoint to the newspaper’s editorials? Pressure from the woman signing his paycheck?
Posted by Confused | August 27, 2006 08:50 AM
If Travis can be believed, he will now publish letters about how utterly dumb the basil and cigar stories were?? Someone send some in and let’s see. Does this apply to his own page? Will he print a letter about how boring Buddy Winston’s column was today?
Posted by A new day?? | August 27, 2006 09:23 AM
I personally can attest to the fact that multiple letters have been sent to Travis especially over the past month, objecting to topics ranging from Laura S. as a columnist to the treatment of journalists, from me and many other people. He has published none of them. He has a fan club of one; well maybe four if you count Gary Earl, Joe GUzzardi, and Travis’ new best friend Michael Self.
Posted by Unpublished by the T-man | August 27, 2006 09:57 AM
I wrote the following e-mail to McCaw, Armstrong, etc, in response to T.A.’s Aug 27th “ediorial”. I would encourage everyone who is writing in disgust to post their letter here as well - this will make the backlash public record (until then, we can’t be sure there is a backlash, right?)
Subject: So Jerry Roberts and Co. got an award in July as well as last night? Just when you think Armstrong has written the most ridiculous clap-trap possible, he digs deep into his troubled soul to pull out yet an even more astounding brand of foolishness.
Armstrong spent his August 27 column celebrating the accomplishments of journalists who McCaw, with his help, forced out of the paper. To take a page from Armstrong’s own sophomoric book of opinion writing, hmmmmmm. Armstrong is correct on one point: the paper used to be good. Armstrong will surely not receive similar honors or enjoy the public support held by the departed talent.
Now go do the right thing,
Posted by Justin Dullum | August 27, 2006 10:17 AM
Yeah, Unpublished by the T-Man, but have you, like, addressed the BIG TOPICS at the NP, such as the European basil disaster? Forget about focusing on the treatment of people.
Get ready for lots of dead trees dedicated to out-of-touch front page Sunday topics like Cuban cigars; remember, the “Associate (to Wendy) Editor” is the first newsroom honcho to not even live here.
Posted by Not Surprised | August 27, 2006 10:19 AM
Travis’s mind is an amazing thing. He should call Dr. Laura’s radio show and ask for some advice. She’d yell at him and tell him to go take on the day. Everyone, if you haven’t already, and I know it’s old hat, but still, google “Dr. Laura Nude” and have a good laugh. That girl is dirty! Daaammnnn!
Posted by Jimmy Johnny | August 27, 2006 10:52 AM