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Re: “Made in America

Is it lying if you can pardon yourself and anyone/everyone else (as stated in a recent rash of tweet-rage)?

Here's to eyeing the eastern horizon with a hopeful watch for CL's Vikings.

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/24/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

I remember Dale Enoch very well -- a worthy rep of the CA and a fully competitive reporter during the time I worked for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and even a star of the Gridiron Show. The "Commercial," as legitimate Memphis oldies called it, had genuine reach over there.

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Posted by Jackson Baker 1 on 07/24/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

These days, whenever I read something about the Commercial Appeal, I feel pain in my gut and want to cry. In the early 60s, my husband was hired by the CA as a sports reporter in Jackson, TN. Following graduation from college, he moved to Memphis to became a reporter covering politics and government. After several years, he became CA Bureau Chief of the Little Rock Office and covered general news, politics and government in the tri state area, which included the Arkansas Legislature.

We moved to Little Rock the day after we got married in '66. In those days, newsmen and news women took great pride in what they wrote and worked hard to produce accurate, well-written pieces which were proofe by very demanding editors in Memphis. The CA furnished a hard back book of rules for writing which the news force had to follow to the letter. Excellence was the object and it was not unusual for an editor to fling a story back on a reporter's desk for a re-write.

All of use connected in any way to the CA were extremely proud of the work done there and knew people could trust their news. When Gannett purchased the paper, we knew things would change for the worst as excellent journalism was no longer important to that company. Very sad.

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Posted by Joan Davidson Enoch on 07/23/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

It would be the first interesting change in a long time.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/22/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

I think Bruce is onto something in his suggestion that the CA become a true afternoon paper. But I doubt that fits in the corporate template at Gannett.

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Posted by Dwayne Byrd on 07/22/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Jared Kushner and the Big Con

Excellent, Randy.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 07/21/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

Okay-I had to look up candiru fish. I was laughing really hard until I did that. Now, my life is consumed by guarding my genitalia.

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Posted by Julie Ray on 07/21/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

It's possible that Lenderman was being manipulated by a candiru fish that entered his body the usual way becoming a conduit for Atlantean messaging.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/21/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

I concede that it is entirely possible that over the course of thousands of years the lost city of Atlantis could have migrated from the bottom of the Strait of Gibralter across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Gulf of Mexico and upstream through the Mississippi River to a site "just west of Mud Island." As well, "psychic contact with the Atlanteans while in an ayahuasca-induced trance state" and consultation with the Atlantean Council of Wisdom all seem like something that could happen. But come ON, do you really expect us to believe Linderman used the words "totally cool?"
I cry foul!

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Posted by Julie Ray on 07/21/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Fancy Art Critic "Knocked Out" by Memphis Pedestrian Crossings

City of Memphis: please do something to the pedestrian crossing at Poplar and Dunlap.

Dutiful LeBonheur employees keep getting struck by vehicles crossing the street on their way to work!

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Posted by Ron Gray on 07/21/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Glad to see them go, the Press Scimitar was better anyway and it died long ago

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Posted by Frankie on 07/21/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

It's sadder to see a giant company not from here come to town and kick loyal decades long employees to the curb, and diminish the product, indifferent to the community. We are a free, locally-owned weekly paper in the same market as the CA, a paid daily. We are only tangentially in the same business with Gannett-- who are kicking the crap out of the paper. And if I'm kicking anybody, it's Gannett I'm kicking. I get that it's confusing. But that's an important distinction

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/20/2017 at 6:10 PM
Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/20/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Always take a competitor's take on things with a grain of salt. And it's sad to see other reporters kick a paper while it's down.

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Posted by Chelcey Adami on 07/20/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

Hilarious! This gets my vote for The Funniest Article by the Memphis Flyer.

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Posted by Barbara Standing on 07/20/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Made in America

Oh, no, I just found out that the manufacturer of my mattress said warranty is void because I removed tag. Clever way to disallow most claims, I figure.

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Posted by TJonesMfs on 07/20/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Hey Cheryl! I can confirm that schedule having dropped you off and picked you up a time or two back in our school days. My WREG gig started at 3 a.m. Relevant daily content's demanding stuff.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/20/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

It's not really a morning newspaper any more. It's an afternoon paper that comes out the next day.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/20/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Normal working hours at a morning newspaper? My shift at the CA was always 5:30 p.m to 1:30 a.m. That's when the work of putting the paper together happened.

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Posted by Cheryl Clark on 07/20/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Made in America

" Fighting our way back to some sort of competent, honest government "
Yeah like, uh, you know, there was that one sorta, maybe, kinda... Nope, sounds un-American.
The best we can hope for is a Viking invasion. Or if Jerry Brown wasn't such a dick sometimes.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/20/2017 at 5:20 AM

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