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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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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

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Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of Daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: The new food critic pussies out

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Well, that didn’t take long. In his first major decision as the new Times food critic, Jim Webster pussies out of making a major change to the newspaper’s grading system, which is currently based on an anachronistic four-star system. Pretty much in response to my unending criticism of the Times‘ grading system, specifically my criticism of Laura Reiley’s seemingly unending awarding of 2.5 stars to almost every restaurant she reviewed, Webster posted on the Times‘ must-be-redesigned blog about dining out…

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