Friday, March 14, 2008

Former CV publisher named publisher of Mississippi paper

Ed Nichols, one of the poor guys brought in from outside to serve as "publisher" of the Citizens' Voice in the mid-1990s, has been named publisher of the Clarksdale (Miss.) Press Register. The late Carl Romanelli, in his book The Quivering Voice, described Nichols as allegedly a big spender and incompetent.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This paper has a circulation of about 5,000

Anonymous said...

And your point is...?

Tom Carten said...

IMO, The Quivering Voice was a quivering book by a guy who sounded like Joe McCarthy, always claiming to have his sources, but never showing them. Romo hated the place, was a self-appointed mole for the TL and wasn't exactly Mr. Clean.

Unsolicited advice: If you don't get the higher-level job you wanted, you leave and let it be.

How many copies did he sell? Or is that why the Taylor Landfill is at capacity?

Tom Carten said...

and wasn't exactly Mr. Clean.

On re-reading this, I don't mean he was dirty. "Clean" also can refer to clear of influences.

Anonymous said...

Romanelli was a whore. When he worked on the desk and you were a candidate for a price - as little as a box of cheap cigars - who would push you candidacy.
As for his "book", he paid out of pocket to have it published.
The guy spent a year in the Carbon County jail for stealing tax funds while he was a tax collector in Banks Township.
After he took the dough, he hightailed it out to Vegas where he tried to win the bulk of it back. Needless to say he failed.
He was brought to the former W-B Publishing Co. by the late Joe Collis, then publisher of the W-B Record.
Romanelli's job was to destroy then mayor Frank Slattery. It was a job he did well, helping chase the man from office.
Carl Romanelli would show up to work most days with dirty clothes, holes in his shoes and reeking of body odor.
He looked and smelled very much like a rat.
If you read his rants in the "book" you get a big laugh at the way he portrays himself. I, me, mine throughout. He pats himself on the back constantly and says at one point that the CV would not have survived without him.
He's not missed.

Anonymous said...

Romanelli was a fucking scumbag and and whore.
As for Ed Nichols, he was a twit. A do-nothing and pantload. He didn't have a clue about what needed to be done.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Romanelli was a fucking scumbag and and whore.
As for Ed Nichols, he was a twit. A do-nothing and pantload. He didn't have a clue about what needed to be done.

10:41 AM, March 15, 2008

Seems nothing changed at the CV; still have scumbags, whores and people who don't have a clue about what needs to be done...

Anonymous said...

Romanelli used to like telling the story on how he would shake down politicians for money during campaigns. If they would "duke" (his words) him a few bucks he would leave them alone.
If they didn't, he'd rip them in that pathetic column he used to write.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Jack Wallace used to steal toilet paper, tissues, soap, trash bags, boxes of paper, etc., from the courthouse and sell it back to the courthouse?

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:00am like the TL is the fount of purity! What are you smokin!

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:00am like the TL is the fount of purity! What are you smokin!

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:51, I'll bet the 11 a.m. post actually came from a CVer.

Anonymous said...

Everyone at the TL knew Romanelli was the TL's spy at the CV back when stories would suddenly appear in the TL about the morale being low at the CV and how it was up for sale. But the thing about Jack Wallace is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Romanelli sucked off the tit of the Voice for too many years!But he was enabled by the old boy network led by the most incompentent fu*k ever to edit a newspaper PAUL GOLIAS!
Unless you were there youll never know the level of stupidity this goat banger inflicted on this paper!

Anonymous said...

Yea, didnt Golias hire the "QUEEN OF THE DAMNED" SHANNON RUSTON!