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After spiked column, Chris Ingram quits writing for Tampa Bay Times

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Conservative commentator Chris Ingram has penned his last column for the Tampa Bay Times. Ingram announced on his Irreverent View blog that his most recent submission to the paper — a sharply worded takedown of Hillary Clinton’s behavior in relation to Bill Clinton’s checkered sexual history — was rejected by the Times’ editor of editorials, Tim Nickens, earlier this month. Nickens informed Ingram the piece “does not fit in tone or substance.” Now Ingram says he’s done writing for the only daily newspaper publishing in the Tampa Bay region.…

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Where you at, Dan Ruth?

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Daniel Ruth was/is a great columnist. I still don’t understand why the Tampa Tribune let him go. I have to believe his dismissal had more to do with the Trib, than with Ruth. So it was welcome news when the St. Petersburg Times announced that it was poaching Ruth from the Tribune/unemployment line. Ruth’s once-a-week column is often funny, occasionally hilarious and always insightful. Daniel Ruth is a terrible blogger. I don’t know why he doesn’t pull down his all…

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Daniel Ruth steps into the Tigers’ Den

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Daniel Ruth has worked as a reporter, radio show host, film & television critic and opinion columnist for 36 years, including stints with the Chicago Tribune and Tampa Tribune. Once given a “vigilance in media” award by the Pinellas ACLU, his columns were either loved or hated, but rarely uncontroversial. Yet last November, the Tribune decided it could not afford its “old lion” and fired Ruth after 17 years. Perhaps sensing an opportunity to again point out its relative strength…

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