From the daily archives: Monday, November 3, 2014

Today the Columbia Journalism Review joined MSNBC, Talking Points Memo and a dozen other news outlets in criticizing the NEO Media Group/Plain Dealer for removing a video of John Kasich acting like a spoiled child during an editorial interview.  NEO Media Group later sent us a nasty letter threatening to sue us for posting clips from the interview after they removed it.  You can still watch those clips here.

Interestingly, this is not the first time a major news outlet in Ohio has bowed to pressure from an incumbent Republican office holder to remove some previously published […]

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David Pepper’s last ad of the Ohio Attorney General’s race attempts to establish a pattern of misogynistic behavior coming out of DeWine’s office.  You can see it at the end of this post.  It is pretty hard-hitting and, despite protests from the DeWine campaign, absolutely true.

The ad opens with claims that DeWine improperly failed to prosecute three witnesses to the now-infamous Steubenville rape.  DeWine spokesperson Ryan Stubenrauch called the accusation”blatantly false.”   But as we reported in January, DeWine came into the Steubenville case with the belief that “observers of a crime aren’t always legally obliged to intervene” – a belief that is, well, blatantly false.


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For all of the alarm over government spying,  the fear is  obviously  less than  skull deep for those politicians who have yet to pick up on the modern digital age. In short, there is always somebody  listening… somebody recording… somebody filming – and they’re not the nosy government. The whole scheme to hold you foolishly accountable largely derives from a small device with James Bond potential  that many people grip in one hand in shopping malls, football games, political meetings and anywhere else where the “real”you could be exposed.

Let’s call it the Romney Matter-over-Mind Moment  when – you still remember, don’t […]

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Professional football and hockey, male-dominated institutions that celebrate professional violence, are suddenly and earnestly confronting their long-festering problems of family violence.

Too bad Ohio continues to do so little when confronted with politicians facing similar patterns of similar acts.

Back in 2011, Plunderbund took the lead in reporting a 911 call that Melissa Jordan made when her husband, state Sen. Kris Jordan, became violent.

A video showed Mrs. Jordan telling deputies, “This is not new, he’s done this numerous times…. I can’t tell you how many things he’s busted and broken, destroying things in fits of anger” and she […]

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