Thursday, September 21, 2017

Should MDE take over the Clarion-Ledger?

Read the opening paragraph word for word.



The shooting could not have happened at a worse time for the public school district since it is arguing that its schools are safe as it fights MDE. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something about the log in your own eye, . . . .

Anonymous said...

I love irony!

Anonymous said...

Parents that care for their children should want the school to be managed by whoever can provide the best education. That is real simple.

Anonymous said...

I ended my subscription 3 years ago. It has become a leftist social justice rag. I live and work in Jackson and I subscribed to that paper for 38 years I don't miss it a bit.

Anonymous said...

.....shots heard from a vehicle fleeing the parking lot before being hit. WHAT?

What the hell hit the vehicle? And how does a vehicle 'flee'?

Anonymous said...

They offered me 6 weeks free and I declined. That about shorted the guy out. Before I cancelled I used the shovel to scoop if off the driveway.

Ralph Wiggum said...

Me fail English? That’s unpossible.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how a state takeover would prevent a non-student from getting shot in the school parking lot....unless the state moves all the schools out of Jackson. By the way, is Harold Gater new? Great name

Anonymous said...

There is no true journalism these days, just a rush to post something faster than everybody else.

Anonymous said...

There is no true journalism these days, just a rush to post something faster than everybody else.

Yep.

BTW, unpossible is my new favorite word.

Anonymous said...

Newspapers all over the country are finding it impossible to hire and retain the qualified writers they had just ten years ago. Social media and the internet have made newspapers almost unprofitable, which is reflected in their quality. Whatever the political leaning might be, newspapers are becoming piss-poor.

These Days? said...

... just a rush to post something faster than everybody else.

" Imagine her histrionics if the Clarion-Ledger had done this."
-- Kingfish
-- Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Anonymous said...

The Clarion Ledger has been in steep decline for a long time. I cancelled my subscription when they fired Orley Hood. I occasionally read some of their online articles and nearly always find spelling or grammatical errors. It's just sad.

Anonymous said...

Nathan, JJ is NOT Alt-right. Leave your stereotypes at the door.

Anonymous said...

Unpossible, the best word Ralph Wiggum ever uttered.

Gotta love the use of the passive voice throughout the article, too.

Anonymous said...

This guy though... So many marks against journalism. I think he slept through writing, and all of the English classes ever.

Anonymous said...

Yogi Berra makes more sense than the Clarion Ledger.

Anonymous said...

To be fair (to him), he's actually a graphic artist. Yes, the C/L has fallen to the point that it's conscripting its graphic artists to do the reporting. And some of y'all are still paying hundreds of dollars annually for that garbage.

Kingfish said...

I guess you want cash instead of money for that comment.

Anonymous said...

Good grief. Great leadership and editing, Sam R. Hall.

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