What They Said 

Comments from memphisflyer.com

About "Candidate Chumney's Conundrum," by Jackson Baker:

"If my count is right, Carol has run in 11 political races in the last 19 years. I don't want to hear another word about John Willingham being a perennial vote getter. I think Carol stole that crown once or twice over." — tomguleff

About "Willie Herenton — Assman?" by Bruce VanWyngarden:

"One thing we can count on is that Steve [Cohen] is OUR asshole. Herenton's is up for grabs to the highest bidder." — B

About "The Rant" and Michael Jackson's contributions to popular culture, by Randy Haspel:

"The Osmonds had their music and TV shows before the Jackson 5. I think you have your facts turned around. It is a known fact that Joe had the Jackson 5 copy the Osmonds. Not the other way around." — Lilly

About "Herenton on Harold Ford Sr.: 'I'd Have Whipped His Ass,'" by Jackson Baker:

"Mayor Herenton is a realist. He says everything you think. He does all the things that 'white folks' have been doing all the time. You resent him because he can; he doesn't hide it and he doesn't apologize for it."

— memphis girl 2009

click to enlarge GREG CRAVENS

Comment of the Week:

About "Willie Herenton: The Exit Interview," by Jackson Baker:

"I have no doubt in my mind that Steve Cohen will be seated in Congress while Willie Herenton sits back and analyzes where he went wrong. That's an idea: The Flyer should do an article asking Memphians when Herenton jumped the shark." — jeepsdude

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Eyes on You

      Court says Memphis’ police surveillance violated consent decree.
    • ‘Goodbye to the Past’

      Greenspace clears out more Confederate artifacts from Memphis Park.

Blogs

Music Blog

Jose Feliciano Plays Unannounced Memphis Gig

Hungry Memphis

Welcome back, Restaurant Iris!

Music Blog

Gillian Welch Wows GPAC

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Alpha

Intermission Impossible

In Praise of "Love and Murder" at Playhouse on the Square

News Blog

MATA Looks to Hire More Trolley Operators

Music Blog

Listen Up: Cruelty of the Heavens

News Blog

VIDEO: SUV Driver Swerves Into Cyclists

Intermission Impossible

Ostranders to Honor Memphis Performers Who Died During 2017-18 Season

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Flyer Readers

  • What They Said...

    Letters and comments from Flyer readers ... Memphis Zoo and the Greensward, and Donald Trump.
    • Mar 10, 2016
  • What They Said...

    about that CBHS gay student, Foote Homes, Lesley Young's NOLA, and Obama and ISIS
    • Oct 8, 2015
  • What They Said... (July 23, 2015)

    Letters and comments from Flyer readers ... Nathan Bedford Forrest, Civil War history, and gun rights.
    • Jul 23, 2015
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Bought the Farm

    Tennessee farmers are cashing in on the local food movement.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • TVA Land

    Groups hit agency on pricing and water tests.
    • Feb 8, 2018
  • The Past for the Future

    With a new leader, the Lynching Sites Project will commemorate a silenced death.
    • Jan 12, 2017
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation