From the daily archives: Saturday, July 18, 2009

I’m trying to figure out how The Dispatch picks stories to send out as Breaking News alerts. So far I have no clue and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Yesterday I got an email from The Dispatch announcing this ‘breaking news’: “Ohio unemployment hits 11.1 percent”.

Sure, numbers from the ODJFS are important and mildly interesting. But does something like this require a breaking news alert? Not really.

The day before I got this one: “Firefighter who killed dogs is fired.”

Really? THAT is breaking news?

Am I supposed to know who this firefighter is?

Maybe if […]

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I just saw Michael Steele on Wolf Blitzer saying that the primary focus of the Republican Party right now is to defeat the Democrat’s healthcare reform plans. Given their horrible showing in the past few elections, you’d think the Republicans might want to spend their time coming up with some ideas of their own instead of just trying to stomp on the Democrats big projects. But that’s a topic for another, longer post.

For now I just wanted to comment on one of the dumbest things I’ve heard in months – the latest Republican talking point repeated in this interview […]

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