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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m baaaccckkk.  Took  about 10 days off from this feature to enjoy July 4th, go whitewater rafting and ink a few new business deals.  But, oh, boy, does the paper of record in Florida need as much scrutiny as ever. See, this is the problem with PolitiFact, other than having Cristina Silva gimmick up the place, the decision to run a PolitiFact piece is arbitrary as a child’s letter to Santa.  Today, the paper is boldly running a story about how…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

I’m baaaccckkk.  Took  about 10 days off from this feature to enjoy July 4th, go whitewater rafting and ink a few new business deals.  But, oh, boy, does the paper of record in Florida need as much scrutiny as ever. See, this is the problem with PolitiFact, other than having Cristina Silva gimmick up the place, the decision to run a PolitiFact piece is arbitrary as a child’s letter to Santa.  Today, the paper is boldly running a story about how…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne talks about why he is suing Charlie Crist

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David Byrne explains in his blog why he is bringing a lawsuit against the Governor of Florida. A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate. Well, using a recording of a song, or even just using that song and not the original recording, in an advertisement without permission is illegal, unless the composition has gone into the…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne talks about why he is suing Charlie Crist

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David Byrne explains in his blog why he is bringing a lawsuit against the Governor of Florida. A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate. Well, using a recording of a song, or even just using that song and not the original recording, in an advertisement without permission is illegal, unless the composition has gone into the…

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A letter to Janet Coats, Vice President of the Tampa Tribune, regarding the Tribune’s illegal use of my intellectual property

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Before you read my letter, please read: Eric Deggans post on the Tampa Tribune being criticized in YouTube video and on blogs for using content without payment. Alex Pickett post on his post being taken by the Tampa Tribune. Tommy Duncan post on TBO.com stealing blog content. Pushing Rope posts on posts being taken from the Tampa Tribune. Dear Ms. Coats: Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me on Friday concerning the Tampa Tribune’s Web…

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