Jackson Baker 
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Re: “Bob Dylan and Leon Russell

And I forgot to rate the stars: at least four.

Posted by Jackson Baker on 07/31/2011 at 11:54 AM

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Re: “State Senate Teases Memphis (Literally) by Updating its De-Annexation bill

Credit cranky computer and frazzled writer, Thoughtful.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jackson Baker on 05/10/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

I know it's bad policy to respond to "moverhill," who I suspect is a needy character we've seen before in our comment spaces bearing numerous other aliases, but there's an ultimate and obvious idiocy in his silly accusations that needs to be pointed out.

Yes, "moverhill," I've "inserted myself" into this piece. Duh. It would be odd if I didn't, since this is not news coverage at all. It's openly and avowedly a personal Viewpoint about a specific autobiographical experience. To avoid "inserting myself" into a reminiscence of this kind would be damned near impossible.

That's really all I have to say. If autobiography offends you, don't read it. Meanwhile, neither I nor any of the other respondents here are in need of a lecture from you about ethics, a subject which I suspect you know very little about, "moverhill." And indisputably you know even less about the principles of journalism, which clearly you've never practiced.

Please, for your sake and ours, get a life. .

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jackson Baker on 03/29/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

Oak Tree, Craig Fitzhugh is a gentleman's gentleman and about as distinguished and photo-worthy as a state legislator can be. His picture has appeared in this space many a time. This story is about the six Memphians (out of 12 available offices and 25 Democratic state reps) who were gifted with a party office in the legislature. That's the ONLY reason the great Craig Fitzhugh isn't pictured here. SHEESH!

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/29/2016 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Election 2016: WTF?

No problem, Oak. I happily own up to the whole shmear: the "wondrous, rambling aggregation of precise insight, jaundiced musings, and outright factual inaccuracies." So long as you "love [the] style."

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/10/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Election 2016: WTF?

As someone who just wrote the text of our cover story, I cannot take credit for our brilliant, if controversial, headline and cover design. The editor and our very talented art folks deserve props for that. I must say, though, I think the critics are misreading those initials if all they see is scorn for the outcome.

First and foremost, those letters express honest bewilderment along with, yes, some exasperation. Nobody -- the Clintonites, the Trumpies, the national media, the pollsters -- saw this result coming. (For that matter, I think the initials might also express what Donald Trump himself might be thinking.) We're all trying to figure it out.

And that sentiment, that state of baffledom, is expressed in initials, for a reason. It's hard for me to imagine that the most outraged of our readers are actually going to the trouble of translating the letters for their toddlers. If so, then it's on them.

Everybody lighten up. And read the story, dang it, and help us puzzle this out.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/10/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Election 2016: WTF?

Oak! Good as I been to you!

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/10/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “The Justin Timberlake Selfie Affair: A Recounting

Go through. Sheesh!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker on 10/28/2016 at 9:07 PM

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