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Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

But does Curley have a predelection for dumb-looking fedoras and old-timey but ultimately meaningless terminology like "newspaperman?" Perhaps he'd be interested in catfishing another local politician for public shaming as he withers away, dying from cancer?

The Spokesman already had an editor who thought flashiness and pizazz (not to mention personnel drama and intrigue at every turn) were more important than keeping the ship steady. Maybe they shouldn't go down that road again.

Nothing Curley can offer is going to make Stacey any more money than if they just keep running a basic daily newspaper. Don't be fooled. And for the love of god don't hire another editor who is a complete tool.

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Posted by Let's make a blog!!! on 06/27/2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

Here are some quotes from "the real inside POV at the paper."

“Would they have nearly enough money to burn to entice him? If nothing else, he is a fascinating study in self-promotion. Harold Hill was at least likable enough, and honest to those he wasn’t selling to.”

“The sad thing is that it's just another chance for Curley to screw up another newsroom. Newspapers have so little margin for failure that when this amateur -- and he clearly is an amateur when it comes to news -- takes charge, it won't be long before the in-depth reporting pieces will be dropped for his list-centric brand of clickbait, and when that fails -- despite how strongly he crows over its success -- it'll be goodbye to the experienced, the talented and the dedicated once again. Admittedly, he mainly just floundered at OC -- what he did in Las Vegas was far worse."

“The best thing you can say is the guy never claimed to be a journalist, right? He’s pretty proud of his post-journalism ethics. The ridicule perhaps more properly goes to those who have him in the position.”

“Under Curley, no corrections, just revisions after the fact.”

“He won’t want to join (the group.) It’s not the kind of venue/audience where he can ply his snake oil approach to journalism.”

“I join the chorus in not wanting Curley in this group. But if he were, I wouldn’t have a problem with anything I’ve said about him. What’s he gonna do to my posts, edit them without my permission, slap a misleading headline on, and tease on A1?”

“You gotta give Curley this — he certainly lives in a fascinating world. I’ll be he even believes most of this stuff, most of the time.”

“This is a guy who has produced Fool’s Gold and left scorched earth everywhere he’s been…He’s one of five people I’ve ever met that made me immediately wash my hands after shaking his hand.”

“Rob’s narrative reminds me of a World War II French collaborator trying to convince his new captors (Tribune or Digital First) that he was secretly with Resistance all along.”

“Curley probably is out to save his own career rather than his present job at the paper. As for whether his revisionism succeeds, just look here at how many of us know differently. All we have to do is talk about it to counteract his spin."

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Posted by NeverCurley on 06/27/2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

This should be great fun for me and the calls and emails have been non-stop all day. One problem with the comments here is how do we know whether "Gene Simmons" and "spokanation" aren't Rob Curley himself given that he was/is a prolific commenter in news threads etc.

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Posted by Brian R Breen on 06/27/2016 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

Hilarious to see Curley apologists trying to (poorly) out the commenter who's copied and pasted comments from three other staffers.

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Posted by GoBeavs on 06/27/2016 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

Comparing Curley to Steve Smith is disrespectful to Smith. That's how bad Curley is. Smith at least has some news experience and chops.

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Posted by GoBeavs on 06/27/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

NeverCurley aka Meghann Cuniff. Good to see you posting your objective observations here. Did you get the desk you wanted at your new gig?

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Posted by Woodstein on 06/27/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

I and many others were in the Register newsroom, too, and can safely say Rob Curley is basically the anti-journalist. He has no news judgment, openly questions his own ability to lead a newsroom, bends over for powerful politicians, plays favorites with kiss asses (see comment from current staffer) and just generally is a living nightmare. You should see the comments about him in the Register Facebook groups. A sample: "Someone should warn those poor staffers in Spokane about how to avoid getting on Curley's bad side through seemingly normal professional differences of opinion. And what's with Curley's ability to snow publishers, anyway? The guy couldn't scream "poseur" any louder if he wore it in flashing lights in a tiara."..... " I just wrote and erased three snarky comments. I so want to be done with even remembering I worked in the same newsroom with him." And the one that really sums it up: "Curley is a gentlemanly assassin, a smiling one-man bulldozer of anything ethical about journalism. He is craven and will do anything to survive in his own right, not unlike a cockroach in a nuclear war."

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Posted by NeverCurley on 06/27/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

I'm in the newsroom at the Orange County Register and can tell you those alt-weekly stories criticizing Curley are bullshit by hacks who know nothing about the real inside POV at the paper. The majority of the newsroom was seriously bummed that he got laid off when the new ownership came in April 1 and decided they wanted their own people in charge. The Spokesman-Review would be lucky to get him. A more enthusiastic, creative, fun editor is hard to imagine.

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Posted by Gene Simmons on 06/27/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

If anyone is going to improve the Spokesman, I believe this is right guy. By the way, it seems that the condemnation is solely from rival weekly circulars. Jealosy? Are you destined to judge a book by the cover too?

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Posted by spokanation on 06/27/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Questioned on scandal, Mayor Condon points to my Facebook profile pic as evidence of bias

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Posted by Faisal Hawk on 06/27/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

Based on the Spokesman's op/ed columns, if Cowles wants somebody who'll fit in, he needs to find a doughy progressive whine bag. Shouldn't be that hard to find a candidate like that in the mainstream print media.

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Posted by muddydog on 06/27/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

It'll be hard for anyone to right the ship of a dying media like newspaper, even in old Spokane.

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Posted by ATate on 06/27/2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “How Spokane's TV habits compare to the rest of the U.S.

Comcast. How about Direct, Dish and others?

Posted by John S Pardee on 06/27/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “EWU cuts tuition for the second year in a row

The directional schools in this state (EWU, CWU, and WWU) are doing their part to keep higher educational affordable in this state. Good for them.

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Posted by ptleahy on 06/26/2016 at 6:48 AM

Re: “CONCERT REVIEW: Past acid trips, past loves and past experiences with Graham Nash at the Bing

"Past acid trips, past loves and past experiences with Graham Nash at the Bing"

The spoiled offspring of the greatest generation has come to finally realize at retirement age, they never amounted to much and never will.

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Posted by Damn Hippies on 06/26/2016 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Heroin in small town America, House Democrats stage sit-in for gun control, and there's an alligator loose in the Valley

I'm surprised the Inlander and the Goof paper didn't somehow blame Matt Shea and the alligator for the mass shooting in Orlando, Fl.

Of course, it's not anywhere near the day the ballots are in the hands of the voters, is it?

I wonder what anti Matt Shea faux issue they will trumpet on "ballot day" this year....it could be Orlando......or the BREXIT

Who knows what they will makeup....

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 06/24/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Heroin in small town America, House Democrats stage sit-in for gun control, and there's an alligator loose in the Valley

The Democrat's House sit in is the best advertisement I've seen for prosthetic hips and knees. "Prosthetic joint replacement: Don't let age and decrepitude stop you from being the self aggrandizing, leftist tool you've always been."

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Posted by muddydog on 06/24/2016 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Heroin in small town America, House Democrats stage sit-in for gun control, and there's an alligator loose in the Valley

Loose alligator in Spokane Valley? It has to be the fault of that darn Matt Shea, right?

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Posted by muddydog on 06/24/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Former MAC director Forrest Rodgers interfered with whistleblower investigation, received improper bonuses, state auditor says

My guess is if you looked deep into both set of MAC books and the books MOBIUS uses, we would find all kinds of mishandling of funds and impropriety on the part of both institutions. For a real good time, look into the River Front Park bond and all of it's multi-million dollar overruns.,,,,,

Careful, who ever does this, will not be able to make a living in Spokane.

The legacy wealthy will see to that....

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Posted by So Long..... on 06/24/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Heroin in small town America, House Democrats stage sit-in for gun control, and there's an alligator loose in the Valley

"House Democrats held a sit-in protest, demanding a vote on legislation that, among other things, would prevent those on the no-fly list from obtaining firearms. The protest followed a raucous scene in the House chamber, with chants of "No Bill! No Break!" from Dems as they waved signs with names of victims of gun violence. The sit-in lasted from noon Wednesday until 3 am EDT Thursday when Speaker Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans forced through a major spending bill and hustled out of the chamber. "

Poppycock.

"No Bill No Break...unless you turn off the cameras...." would be a more accurate chant for these clowns...

The democrats were play acting for the cameras; the legislation they were demanding to vote on NEVER made it out of the US Senate; so either they are astonishingly stupid on matters of the US Constitution, or they were acting for the cameras and the dupes back home...after all it is an election year.

It was so pathetic, they even attempted to raise money from this stunt....Leave it to the democrat legislators to try to profit from the tragic death of others.....

Notice, as soon as the cameras were turned off, the democrats ended their charade and went home in a humpf,

You can almost hear their campaign message for 2016:: "Bad ol' Republicans...give me some money to go fight 'em"


What's sadder are the patsy media folks who failed to see through this simplistic and self serving political theater.

Is it too much to ask for some simple, honest analysis versus re-bleating the democrat party propaganda, Inlandner?

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Posted by WAKE-UP-POTHEADS on 06/24/2016 at 6:34 AM

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