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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Public Square: What's with the Gushfest over Terry Pluto?

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 4:46 PM

When is the love fest between Terry Pluto and Page One going to end? My God. Enough is enough. Do we have to read his crap after every win? And then we have to read 20 inches from his "Scribbles" crap after every game. Mary Kay Cabot has the same sort of wrap up after each game. Then we have to read Pluto's book excerpt. Why don't Susan Goldberg just can the entire Sports Department and call it the Pluto Department? For God sakes. If it's high school football, a story about the football team at Case or a love affair with the Browns, does it have to land on Page One? ... Any high school beat reporter could have done those stories and they would not have got past page 8. But Pluto writes them and the editors gloat. The writing isn't even that great. Yes, Cleveland takes its sports seriously. But is Pluto the new marketing tool for Ohio's Largest Newspaper? I guess slapping his work on Page One justifies his salary. He ought to pen an article about the Lake Erie Monsters and tell Northeast Ohio what a great inspiration the team has on Clevelanders. I bet it would hit Page One. Why didn't the PD run excerpts from Connie's book or from other reporter's books? Thank God for the buyouts last year. I was freed. Enjoying my freedom (But I loved my time at The PD) Retired Reporter

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