Friday, February 29, 2008
Um. "Nobel Peace Prize-nominated," indeed. Here's the thing. About a third of America, from Ray Angeli at Lackawanna College to Chris Carney, can send in Nobel nominees. Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini are all Nobel Peace Prize nominees. It's kind of like when you read "Pulitzer Prize-nominated," which is always a sign of a bullshitter since anyone can submit a Pulitzer nomination. Being nominated to one of the service academies (like West Point) is substantially more difficult then being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
And Joseph Grieboski's "Institute on Religion and Public Policy" seems to have existed out of the media's view until Thursday. If The New York Times and Washington Post archives are any clue (nothing in the Times and a couple squibs in the Post), the Times-Tribune story was more ink than every previous story about the "institute" combined. That's not a reason to kill the story, but it is a reason to give restrained treatment to what amounts to "tiny group no one has ever heard of to have annual meeting in Scranton."
It's hard to tell if is affiliated with the Church of Scientology. Some folks on the Internet sure think so. It really doesn't matter, but the affiliation would have been nice to note in the story somewhere.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Prutisto is engaged to former WYOU anchor Frank Shimkus (who used the fake name Frank Andrews during his journalism career), who is running for re-election to the General Assembly but has been accused by Pilchesky of not really living at the Scranton home cited on election papers as his residence.
• In Fort Worth, Connor writes about Texas Republican politics
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
• John Plucenik writes about how Scott Wasser helped get him started on the TL sports desk
11:44 p.m. update: The point was made that we should ask Iseman (Dave, that is) rather than engaging in baseless speculation. So the question has been posed in an e-mail; Dave's answer will be posted here without attitude or comment.
The question of the day: Is Washington lobbyist Vicki Iseman, a native of Indiana, Pa. who is accused of having too close a relationship with John McCain, related to former Times Leader managing editor Dave Iseman? Discuss.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Most of Nexstar's stations were acquired through the acquisition of Quorum Broadcasting in 2003. And many of these stations are licensed under the Mission Broadcasting brand, operated under Local Service Agreements with Nexstar to
get around comply with current FCC ownership rules."
Matthew Kemeny, formerly of The Scranton Times, has a story picked up by Jim Romenesko's Obscure Store site
Friday, February 08, 2008
• Read a recent Burnside TL column