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Re: “The Trolley Stop Market

Had a great Saturday morning breakfast here. Fresh home-made bread/toast, real hash browns, fresh veggies in my omelet. We'll be back.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/21/2010 at 11:19 AM

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Re: “Strickland‘s Amen Corner

Tony, the first sentence in your second paragraph is on target. Pollsters for various candidates often provide their numbers on background to reporters. Obviously, if a reporter then shared the source of those numbers, he or she would no longer be provided with them. This has been SOP in political reporting for as long as I've been an editor.
Reporters typically use those numbers as Jackson and Otis did -- not as statements of fact, but as a piece of information to be referenced in a broader story or opinion piece. Neither Otis or Jackson is claiming anything other than they've seen some polling. If any other candidate has some polling they'd care to share on background, I'm sure it would be welcomed.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 09/13/2019 at 10:44 AM

Re: “About That Cover ...

If many people are offended by something--and, believe me, many people were--it is by definition offensive. Taking responsibility for offending hundreds of our fellow Memphians (not just Tami) was the right thing to do.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 09/05/2019 at 2:25 PM

Re: “About That Cover ...

When someone says something "wasn't offensive," they usually mean "I wasn't offended." There's a big difference. Learning to accept with grace that you've done something that offended many, many people, even though you might not have realized you were doing so, is one of the lessons the editorial folks at CMI are taking from this incident.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 09/05/2019 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Let’s Go Krogering ...

ALJ2, the Flyer, along with the all other publications handled by DistribuTech, pay (paid) for the space they use. It was a business deal. You may have worked at Kroger, but you are misinformed. Shocker.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 08/23/2019 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Frida at Frist

Katie McMurtry, Seriously??…

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 08/16/2019 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis in May Will Return to Tom Lee Park Next Year

FUNK, I'm not at all sure what happened here. They weren't deleted by staff. Some sort of back-end glitch, I suppose.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/31/2019 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Look — I'm Getting a BRAND-NEW Blog, Everyone!

Laura, that's an 8-year-old post and the links appear to have changed. Try this:

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/30/2019 at 10:53 AM

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