The Former Union Columnist Russ Steele said he has re-submitted his application to Sacramento Connect from the other day. “The only criteria we have for opinion blogs is that the author not be anonymous, and use language that is suitable for a mass audience,” writes the Bee’s editors.
•Does this mean Russ will have to stop using the word “crap” in headlines as he did here?
•Here’s some dialog from a post on Russ’s blog just this week, also apparently suitable for a mass audience. Yuck:
Dixon Cruickshank said…
WHAT? he doesn’t think windmills and worm farms are our future high technoligy – stupid bastad
and Jeff you will feel that gavel, hope they put it in slow
Reply April 21, 2010 at 08:46 PM
Jeff Pelline said…
According to the L.A. Times on April 15: “Brian Sussman, a San Francisco radio talk show host, read a sign from the stage: “Pelosi’s gavel is the new healthcare colonoscopy.’ Oh that’s angry,” he said in mock horror. “You’re an angry mob!”
I watched Brian Sussman give the weather forecast on KPIX, but that’s all I remember. Kind of a sad commentary on television journalism if this is the same guy.
Steven Frisch said…
Yeah well I would characterize someone that said that Barack Obama’s father came to the US to “take advantage of some little white girl” something other than a right winger, I would call them an idiot and a racist pig. But you go ahead an enjoy your big book. I am glad he is filling all of your expectations.
Just thought your avid followers would want to know!
Could be? Looks like a real right winger.
Steven Frisch said…
You mean this Brian Sussman?
Let’s hope Russ’ global warming rival Anna Haynes also submits an application to Sacramento Connect for her blog NCFocus. You might not agree with Anna, but it’s more suitable to a mass audience. And she holds a Ph.D., no less.
Perhaps Russ will learn to cut the crap (to use one of his words) when he reaches out beyond his “hillbilly audience” into Granite Bay and Sacramento’s Fair Oaks neighborhoods.
In the meantime, it appears the Bee is reigning in all the independent content in the Foothills while The Union and Auburn Journal sit on their hands and contemplate the future of journalism.
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