Strait Shooter 
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Re: “Dear Gannett ...

Randy, don't be surprised if the newspaper contacts you and begs you to re-subscribe at a rate that's well less than half of what you had been paying for years. That's what happened to me when I unsubscribed after being a loyal subscriber for 30+ years. But I declined the offer because I was so frustrated and fed up with the deterioration of the newspaper by then that I wouldn't resubscribe even if they offered it to me for free.

Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/17/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “On Politicians and Gannett's "Seat at the Table"

At the end of the day, which media outlet was first to report that someone has tossed their hat into the ring to run for mayor or the Senate doesn't make any difference to the general public. Almost no one cares except folks in the newsrooms at the media outlets involved. So it's kinda funny to observe how much the media get worked up about stuff like this. Who knew that the CA was the first to report that Lee Harris is running for county mayor? Who cares? I certainly don't, not unless there's evidence of a quid pro quo arrangement under which the newspaper agreed to provide favorable coverage to Harris over the short or long haul.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/17/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Forrest Statue Discussion Tops Historical Commission's Friday Agenda

Becky, what's your point? Or was that a serious question?...Most folks who've been following this story probably know that "faith leaders" refers to members of the clergy who have come out in support of removing the statute.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/10/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Fighting the Stigma of Depression

Two thumbs up on this. Thanks, Maya.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 09/21/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Layoffs Again Hit Commercial Appeal Newsroom

Alas, when will it end? By it, of course, I mean the publication of The Commercial Appeal. In the opinion of this former longtime subscriber and employee, the newspaper has seemed largely worthless and irrelevant for the past few years. So sad.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 09/20/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “A Q & A with Take 'em Down 901 Activist Tami Sawyer

Two thoughts: 1. More power to Tami -- a bold, intelligent and visionary leader. Memphis needs more people like her. 2. Am I the only one who thinks that some of the reporter's questions/comments seem overly opinionated for a journalist? What happened to the mask of objectivity? No offense, dear reporter, but who cares what you think? Unless you're joining Tami as a leader of the protest, this story is not about you. Stick to asking questions in a neutral fashion, not to interjecting so many of your personal opinions.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 09/07/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “New School, Body Shop, Union McDonald's On Tap

Will the new McDonald's be built sideways like the current building, with one side of the building, the drive-through stand and half of the parking lot facing the street? Talk about ugly, especially on a major downtown artery.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 08/30/2017 at 11:50 AM

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