Eddie 
Member since Dec 6, 2011

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Re: “Black Swan Books Owner "Disagrees Strongly" with Bannon's Views

I was joking because you seem to never miss a chance to slam Style. I never see you contribute anything to the conversation but putdowns. And "flutterings" are strange, not "is strange." Verb agreement.

The "news" of this event is not "news" anymore, since its been out since Saturday -- which was my point. This story seems more about social media reaction and Richmond being part of a national conversation -- as well as the aftermath re: the shop owner.

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Posted by Eddie on 07/09/2018 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Black Swan Books Owner "Disagrees Strongly" with Bannon's Views

Native Richmonder, how is this a partisan take? Seems to me simply a mere summary of stuff that happened, with Twitter posts on both sides that have been shared in national media.

And the headline, really? Ive seen tons of other stories on this subject that all say the same basic thing -- why would Style want to simply repeat those two days later? Im sure they were looking for something different, and played up his post on his website, which hasn't gotten as much attention.

Lemme guess, you used to work at Style, got canned, and now sit somewhere stewing, between games of Angry Birds, attacking every thing they post. Seems about right.

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Posted by Eddie on 07/09/2018 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Meals Tax Proposal, Little Nickel Opening and More

hey we have socialism for "too big to fail" Wall Street, they seem to be doing fine.

we subsidize the corn industry, so we can have cheap-ass McDonalds burgers and sodas.

Guess its all in your priorities.

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Posted by Eddie on 02/02/2018 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Meals Tax Proposal, Little Nickel Opening and More

Realist, I was half messing with you. And I get correcting mistakes when there are factual errors. But a brief glance at the Style masthead shows an incredibly tiny staff. Looks like one editor, one copyeditor, and one leisures editor (guess thats food). That's for 40-50 pages of content each week plus extra online stuff? I think the question is why aren't there MORE mistakes? I don't know what you do for a living, but how would you fare if you had no help and all your daily work was doublechecked by 60 thousand people or whatever each day (probably more online)? I bet you would become empathetic real quick ... again, what did you expect for not paying one red cent? What a thankless job.

Journalism is incredibly hard. Crazy hours, little pay, and nothing but grief from trolls, idealogues. People who can't tell the difference between opinion pieces and reporting -- or objective journalism and advocacy journalism. Ranting, self-righteous online zealots who think that silencing any dissenting opinion is the way to go, instead of civilized debate, or actually communicating? I know historians who argue that the word police is how fascism really starts, slowly and with good intentions. But I digress

Realist to your point: I think the days of super clean copy are over. Even the New Yorker and New York Times regularly make mistakes these days. Staffs has been decimated -- thanks largely to the internet and todays big tech monopolies controlling future advertising revenue online, playing with algorithms to control what we see and selling our info to make their billions. At least journalists have some code of ethics and are providing a public service in the interest of our communities.

For that reason alone, I think people should always support their community journalism in all forms - radio, print, whatever. As long as its honest and has integrity. These people work hard. My sister was a longtime journalist and still freelances some. I've seen the level of commitment and passion it takes up close.

Instead of trying to call out Style for a minor type-O, maybe you should be out agitating for a free press? Since you clearly hate the quality of the stuff you do spend your time reading .... Like maybe we should take some of our tax dollars from our bloated military and put them in the fourth estate. SINCE JOURNALISM IS ESSENTIAL TO DEMOCRACY. Kind of like the BBC in England. Id happily pay more for journalism that didn't have to rely on advertising (or you paying), so papers could have full staffs and better paid reporters.
IN fact, lets better pay journalists and teachers, you know the jobs that actually give back to society and shape our future -- then Im sure we'd see the quality go up ... and maybe, just maybe, the country would have less ignorance, or people who are proud to be stupid.

Idiocracy is coming. And it's going to be way more painful than a type-o.

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Posted by Eddie on 02/01/2018 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Meals Tax Proposal, Little Nickel Opening and More

OMG, "Realist" you found a type-o. A missing J in June. Impressive.

Clearly, you must know a lot about "editing" in today's understaffed newsrooms cranking out content that you don't have to pay a cent for .... A missing J!!! OMG, how would anyone have figured out the DATE??? Could it be Mune 30th? Dune 30th? Zune 30th?

You are a real American hero, sir, for pointing out this mistake. You should feel so proud of yourself. Wow. Get some rest, you earned it.

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Posted by Eddie on 01/31/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “The Valentine Explores the Diversity of the Latino Experience in Richmond

Good point. See today's New York Times headline: "Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/us/poli…

Posted by Eddie on 08/03/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The Perfect Hipster Stocking Stuffer Has Arrived

Poor reading comprehension skills, "native richmonder?"

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Posted by Eddie on 12/01/2016 at 4:01 PM

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