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Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

Fox-8 hires reporters and investigators..Ch. 3 hires comics and clowns. No contest.
Age and skintone has nothing to do with investigative ability, Sam.
Experience does, you jerk...but you had to get that ageist and racist snark in, didn'tchoo?

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Posted by Monday, Monday...I trust that day... on 09/18/2019 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Frank Jackson Dons Authoritarian Garb to Deny Involvement in Grandson's Investigation

Nobody thought to level the tripod? Nobody?!?? Echoes of a sinking ship of an administration

Posted by Terk on 09/18/2019 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Boaz Cafe to Open its Second Restaurant in Former Sweet Melissa Space in University Heights

Beassica"s prices are not user friendly, IMHO. I hope Boaz does better by its customers...

Posted by JudyB on 09/18/2019 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

I think the people suggesting that Louis CK always asked for permission need to read the NYT article again. The two women in the story's lede said they thought he was joking and laughed it off, but he did it anyway. That is absolutely NOT the same as receiving permission. One woman even says that he started masturbating while he was on the phone with her and definitely did NOT ask for permission, others said they felt like they needed to say yes. And in his own statement he acknowledges that he took advantage of his position of power over these women. Additionally, if asking for permission made everything okay, then why was his manager going around trying to get people to stop talking about it? You can't just hand wave away this stuff because he asked nicely.

And yeah, he apologized in one statement. And then went on a comeback tour consisting of transphobic shows in which he mocks school shooting survivors. Beyond one conciliatory statement to the Times (which reads like it was penned by his PR flak) he's done nothing to prove that he understands the consequences of his actions, or shown that he's tried to better himself, or tried to make show business safer for women. Take a look at the leaked clips. If anything, he's regressed.

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Posted by Patrick Cooley on 09/18/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

"Non-apology tour?" Just to remind you, below I have copy/pasted Louis C.K.'s full apology. If this is a "non-apology", what counts as a 'real" apology"? Seems like there's nothing he could say or do for these losers to accept his apology as genuine.

>"I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn't a question. It's a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.
I have been remorseful of my actions. And I've tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I'm aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it. I didn't think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The hardest regret to live with is what you've done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I'd be remiss to exclude the hurt that I've brought on people who I work with and have worked with who's [sic] professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of 'Better Things,' 'Baskets,' 'The Cops,' 'One Mississippi,' and 'I Love You Daddy.' I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I've brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.
I've brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.
Thank you for reading."

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Posted by Christopher Morrison on 09/18/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

He did get permission from the girls. Although it was creepy he did get permission. Why are journalists lying about this constantly?

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Posted by joeseph on 09/18/2019 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

Laura, did you read the initial NYT report prior to submitting this article? He asked, the women said ok. That's not permission? I can't deny that there was a power dynamic (although the allegations did occur prior to his breaking out as a comedian) or that the behavior was inappropriate, but you're LYING when you suggest that he did not have permission. Please please please be a better journalist, WE NEED YOU.

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Posted by please on 09/18/2019 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

The nail in the print "news" media in cleveland.

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Posted by Saving trees on 09/18/2019 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

yay! they can chase each other into bathrooms for "scoops"

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Posted by Tim Russo on 09/18/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Marta's, the Czech Gem, will Close its Doors After 25 Years on Sept. 28

I live at the opposite corner of town, but perhaps I will czech it out.

"Marta's is Czeching Out, Closing After 25 Years on Sept. 28" would have made a much better headline.

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Posted by Who writes this stuff? on 09/17/2019 at 1:26 AM

Re: “City of Cleveland Issues Advisory Against Vaping

I wonder how many vape store owners will hang around for the lawsuit portion of this experiment. Internet cafes with illegal gambling... Vape stores causing lung disease... what's next in the wild west that is Ohio.

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Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Fracking Chemicals a Concern for Ohio

So my business has to have MSDS sheets on site for common cleaning products but frackers don't need to inform first responders about what chemicals they'll be facing in an emergency. Wasn't Kasich's Ohio a wonderful place.

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Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Giant Eagle Requests Customers Not Open Carry In Its Grocery Stores and Gas Stations

They've added to the problem for years by selling gun fetish magazines. Now they want the gun nuts to leave their guns at home. Good luck with that.

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Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Browns Claim Man Who Wasn't at Game Poured Beer on Titans Player, Ban Him From Stadium

Way to go State Farm App! :-)

Posted by LIKEAGOODNEIGHBOR on 09/16/2019 at 1:25 PM

Re: “City of Cleveland Reminds Browns Fans That Alcohol Consumption is Strictly Prohibited at the Muni Lot

Is this a list of what's banned, or a checklist of things to do for a proper muni lot experience?

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Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Cleveland Deserves Better than Frank Jackson, the 'None of Your Business' Mayor

Most times, when someone says it's not your business, it is your business. And the denials and stall tactics and holding up a sheet saying there's nothing behind this sheet only make us want to know more and more what's going on behind the scenes. Thankfully we have people that still like to ask tough questions and get to the bottom of what's really going on.

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Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Cavs Broadcaster Fred McLeod Passes Away at the Age of 67

This is incredibly sad and disappointing, my heart goes out to his loved ones. The city of Cleveland and Cavalier fans lost a wonderful person...he will be sorely missed.

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Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Here's Stomp, Tri-C's New Triceratops Mascot

I have so many things I want to say about this, nearly 99% of which are not very polite. This certainly seems like money well spent.

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Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:12 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot's Campaign Treasurer Says He Didn't Know He Was Campaign Treasurer

Holy crap theres a lot of funny business going on lately...always seems to involve money and politics...who could imagine?

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Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Browns Claim Man Who Wasn't at Game Poured Beer on Titans Player, Ban Him From Stadium

Fake news...there was no Browns game the other week when the Browns played the Titans. It was actually just an elaborate stunt by the Russians and Chinese to discredit Baker Mayfield and waste a beer.

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Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:01 PM

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