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February 17, 2023



Here is a great example of the nonsense Jon Mays has to deal with in publishing a newspaper. From his column yesterday:

Some readers took issue with the photo we selected of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein for our print story about her deciding not to run for reelection. It shows her smiling and talking to reporters on the day of the announcement. Some readers said it was unflattering and that we should have used a different photo, perhaps of her younger. The photo shows her doing her job on the day of the announcement, and she happens to be 89. There should be no shame in depicting someone at their current age, especially a woman. If President Joe Biden were to announce he was not running for reelection, we would also run a photo from the day of the announcement. No one would ever ask us to run a photo of him when he was younger.

People are actually complaining about the news being reported and shown accurately! And the editor feels the need to defend that call. The DiFi photo on the front page caught my eye as well. People were surprised by it because they have been kept in the protective dark by virtually all of the press. The SF Chronicle, to its credit, did run one long piece about a year ago on DiFi's failing faculties. Then the topic disappeared. Just this week there was a report that she was overheard leaving Senate chambers and asking her chief of staff if she had voted "yes" moments before.

You have to feel sorry for Mays some days.

Barking Dog

Thanks for the introduction to Mr. Lucchesi's podcast. Wife and I enjoyed it on our little road trip last weekend.


You are welcome, Barking Dog. Mark at the Mic has a BIG SURPRISE up his sleeve (and in the can) so stay tuned over the next week or two!!!! When I say BIG, I mean BIG!!

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