Saturday, October 06, 2012

Oct. 1-7 | Your News & Comments: Part 5

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39 comments:

  1. Another Gannett useless meeting yesterday. Shreveport Bailey if you get to know your employees you will not have to call them the wrong name in "your" employee meeting. Why do you continue to do this? Laura and Linda we are calling for a new leader!!!!!!!

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    1. Introduce him instead to this blog so he may get a clue what a joke his employees think he is and what a joke his paper has become

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    2. Do you realy require that attention. Just do your work. That is what your here for. If you are in need of pampering and pats on the back. Find work elsewhere. He has his hands full cleaning up after hurricane Pete. No get off this blog and go to work.

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  2. Where's Kramer? Where's Susie Ellwood? Where's Callaway?

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  3. http://vimeo.com/45082518

    Ex Pointroll CEO Rob Gatto has joined Aggregate Knowledge as President.

    From a previous post on the blog:

    Anonymous said...
    Let me post what appears to be the most telling quote I heard a day ago...

    "The Pointroll management team is one of the stupidest this industry has. To think we would actually BUY them was a total farce. They have no idea how screwed tehy are." David Jakubowski, CEO Aggregate Knowledge
    4/11/2012 2:01 PM

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  4. 9:38 - You're singing to the choir. Laura and Linda do not care.

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  5. goodness me. 2:30 in the afternoon and no comments since 9:38 this lovely morning. Does this mean no one is reading or commenting or the site has been co-opted? Hmmm.

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  6. Ha ha! I had the same problem in my location. I was expected to get his name right but he never bothered to learn mine, constantly addressing me by another name even with a nameplate on my desk. I don't know if he was just arrogant, stupid or both but it was indicative of his larger attitude toward his staff.

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  7. I give up. Is this Neuharth Award a joke?

    http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/190655/olive-garden-reviewer-marilyn-hagerty-to-receive-neuharth-award/

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  8. 3:56: He is well aware of this blog and is quite bothered by it.

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  9. 6:15 I'd say it reflects the award's namesake.

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  10. I am not sure if this is the right place for my comment or not...But here goes...
    This is about Gannet wanting to charge more for their programing to Dish Network. Are you nuts?? If there is an increase, who do you think will be able to pay...Are not aware of the current economy??? Plus I for one...and I know many others, that record all our programs just so we can skip the commericals, so the adjumper or what ever its called really doesn't make that much difference.It sounds like just another way to fill your pockets. Go ahead cancel...The only show I will miss is Revenge.

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  12. When you say Linda- do you mean Linda Griewe?

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  13. Paul White is the only sports writer saying the ump made a good call in the other-wise controversial Braves-Cardinals infield fly rule call tonight.

    The comments are pretty clear most people think Paul White's article is total BS.

    Probably one of the worst calls in sports history and USA Today publishes it was fair call.

    Maybe he's from St Louis.

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  14. 6:48 - Now that's funny. If you believe that, you're as dumb as Bailey.

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  16. 10:06: Of course.

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  17. 6:48 You make no sense. I don't think anyone here is requiring attention or even a pat on the back. Asking your boss to know your name is not an unreasonable request. If Bailey were any kind of a leader, he would know his employees and respect them for the work they do to better the product. It's not too much to ask, really.

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  18. Confirmed. Ed Cassidy back at Gannett in Deal Chicken marketing.

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  19. The only people that need attention in Shreveport are Don, Mary, and Angela. They are desperate and will do anything to get attention, including destroy a good newspaper. They are miserable and selfish people and it shows in everything they do. I see it every day.

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  20. 6:48 GO AWAY and lead "your" newspaper. This blog belongs to Jim!

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  21. Gracia listened to all the upset people after Micek and Banikarim fired the well-liked Ed Cassidy.

    I remember this blog blew up when that happened.

    Banikarim basically came in and fired everyone in marketing, with little regard for talent, tenure, life-long service.

    I'm not saying some people didn't need to go. But her firing was deep and ruthless.


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    1. 12:59 she kept the talented people.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by BlueBallBanikarim. You wouldn't know real talent if it was push pinned all over your purposeless wall.

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  22. Paul White's article reaffirms why I rarely read USA Today Sports. It's out of touch with the deeper stories around sports.

    He also take a lot of digs at Atlanta , in general.
    But I get it, he's based in DC and is blinded by the Nationals and shows his favoritism in his coverage of last night's wild card game.

    I'll be over at ESPN and SI.com getting the real story.

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  23. I just read Paul White's sports article on the infield call in last night's Wild Card game. Paul has ben covering baseball for 20+ years and he totally gets this wrong.

    The comments are 100 percent against Paul's account.

    I guess all that pressure to get page views from his bosses has clouded his better judgement about writing factual sports instead of sensational headlines.

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  24. Gotta say I don't "get it" with the Olive Garden review. No offense to Ms. Hagerty and it's great to see someone like that get a huge reaction after all these years. But it just read like a standard local restaurant review of a chain eatery.

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  25. 2:05, do you read newspapers or use the Web? That was a BIG thing -- several months ago. She was on "The Today Show."

    Jim, this just proves, how out-of-touch many of those on this blog are.

    Ridiculous, absurd and resource-draining.

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  26. 4:03 Some background may be in order:

    The Marilyn Hagerty story began in March, when Gawker poked fun at a glowing restaurant review she wrote for the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald about a newly opened Olive Garden.

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  27. Really, 4:03. I guess those of us who obsess over the latest kitten video or the dozen other "viral sensations" that come up every day would be all a-twitter about the Olive Garden review hoopla. Others among us, however, do not have the time to call up every silly "trending" topic throughout the work day. We're busy actually accomplishing something. You're obviously busy doing, ahem, otherwise. Talk about resource draining.

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  28. How about Paul Myerberg's piece on Virginia Tech player found with scissors.

    This comment from a reader is priceless:

    "Why do these USA Today writers insist on being comedians rather than journalists? I wish they would stick to accurate reporting and leave comedy to comedians.'

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  29. 6:20 and Jim, actually, it was 'think' thing about NYC snark and fly-over land (a.k.a., Jack Germond on "shit-kicker Gannett papers").

    The original NYC writer was goofing on OG and MH. Y'know -- 'hicks in the sticks?'

    Wow, goofing on g'ma. That takes courage - not. Gee, is that like ignoring WARN until after the election?

    Well, g'ma has a son who happens to work at WSJ (senior reporter). And the whole g'ma snark thing was kind of crappy, any way, so the NYC crew got hoisted on its own petard. Even Big Al, her college-bud, got laughs out of it. MH also reviewed NYC street hot dogs, for which I hope she got her shots first.

    We've got BOTH presidential camps calling the other 'liars.' Big Al and g'ma seem almost sane, by comparison.

    Heck, why not have MH grade the food in the ChrysPal exec-dining room? Listening to 'liar' all day is getting really tiring.

    Yeah, yeah, too many facts. Gannettoids don't like facts. They cost too much. Cry me a f--king river.

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  30. Channel 12 here in Phoenix ran an obnoxious crawl during the Notre Dame - Miami football game nagging people to "Call DISH . . . yada yada yada".

    Anybody else see that on their fave Gannett station?

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  31. 8:45 - Is one of the talented people she kept the one that wrote Editor & Chief? Just wonderin'

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  32. GRANDPA

    "Really, 4:03. I guess those of us who obsess over the latest kitten video or the dozen other "viral sensations" that come up every day would be all a-twitter about the Olive Garden review hoopla."

    Gee, Gramps, OG was about journalism. Guess after you got demoted by Big Al for "dullest front page of year" you gave up. So sad -- that story was in WSJ, NYT, WP, NBC, CBS, ABC! Well, good luck at Walmart - you got your pension, Gramps!

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  33. Its been almost a month since Maryim did something stupid. She's probably waiting until after the third quarter earnings report for another impact making move. perhaps a fresh self-serving interview with a trade rag combined with a vp hiring?

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  34. 8:45 - I work here. Trust me, she didn't.

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