Friday, June 09, 2006

TL newsroom thinks Times-Shamrock sux, deluges Gary Pruitt with e-mail

Missed this story yesterday afternoon from the AP's Mike Rubinkam on how the TL is the last kid on the playground.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike Rubinkam is a former TL reporter who should not be covering this because of the conflict of interest, real or percieved.

Anonymous said...

Vaguely reminiscent of Andy M's personal involvement in recent Internet predator arrests. A reporter becoming personally involved in the story he's also reporting on?

Anonymous said...

Not really. Rubinkam is not "personally involved" with the story. He once worked at the Times Leader, leaving in 1997 or so. He no longer works at the Times Leader and no longer lives in the area. He has done well for himself, working at the AP. It's not like he has an axe to grind with the TL, and frankly probably doesn't give two shits about the Voice.

James Crapper said...

You pompous media types make me sick. The guy should've come clean and told us he worked for the TL. Now you know why the public trusts insurance salespersons more than the media.

btw, when did you guys and gals stop being reporters and transform yourselves into journalists?

Mike McCorbett said...

OK, crapper. Let's get this straight first: Only TV media and Lane Filler are pompous. Second, what does Rubinkam have to gain by siding with anyone? He's not with the TL, he's not even in the WB/Scranton market. I'm more than confident he can be impartial. But since you apparently are not a "journalist/reporter" I guess you wouldn't know. And, while we're at it, could you explain the difference between a reporter and journalist?

James Crapper said...

Yeah, McCorbett. A reporter reports the news. A journalist becomes part of the story.

Anonymous said...

Uh-oh. The wingnuts have found this place. Today it's the difference between "reporters" and "journalists." Tomorrow, it's who -really- controls the media.

Anonymous said...

Why would Rubinkam choose sides? He makes a lot of money at the AP and lives in Allentown. Why would he care about Wilkes-Barre where he had to put up with idiots like Allison, Pam Turfa and a host of others still toiling there praying the Lynetts hire them.

Anonymous said...

No one but an idiot or someone who has a fettish for kissing ass would WANT the Lynetts to hire them.