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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Former Reporter: What Happened to the PD's Front Page?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Has the Sports section moved to Page One? Lets see: We have two sports-related stories on Saturday with the one at the top a total waste of space. Then we devote 60 inches to the Lake Erie Monsters, whose attendance is no more than the population in Lindale. Then my eyes amazed me Sunday: Boring Bud Shaw above the fold. Holy Batman. Boy Wonder, mark that on your calendars. Boring Bud on A1. I wonder if Boring Bud knew beforehand or he tripped in his driveway Sunday morning, wearing his fluffy robe and bushy slippers. Then Monday we have Mr. Terry Pluto on A1. No need to expain. More than 1 million read The Plain Pluto every Monday. Thank God the Browns' season is over. Not because I wanted to see that, but I am tired of reading his reflections every Monday. We should expect to see a reduction in Sports stories on P1 since the NBA playoffs are months away. But then again, Roy "Busy Whiskers" Hewitt must be doing something right to get his boring columnists on P1. I don 't know Editor Susan Goldberg or understand her. My favorite newspaper lacks hard news everyday on Page One. Why? Why? Why? Why is Page One dominated with graphics and photos? For God sakes, this is Cleveland, not San Jose. We are a blue-collar town with working people. Not affluent Harvard or Berkley running around like in liberal Cali. Please explain that Susan. I devoted my life to Ohio's Largest Newspaper and wonder everyday what type of tailspin the newsroom is in.....But I can say this: I am loving the hell out of the buyout. Retired PD Reporter Cleveland

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