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where is the interesting news?

Original post made by Rumsfield, Stanford, on Mar 17, 2009

Every day I read PaloAltoOnline and every day it is full of whining about grocery bags or car traffic or schools or cars running down pedestrians. Where is the good news?

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm

The Post reads like nothing more than a tabloid to me.

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Posted by Rumsfield
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm

What's wrong with tabloid local news?

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Posted by Rumsfield
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Besides, these are serious crimes that people visiting the downtown area should know about. The sexual attack happened at 12:40 in the afternoon on a weekday. The victim worked at a local business and was out for a walk during her lunch hour.

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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I really like the Post. It is like the Fox News/Jerry Springer of the newspaper community in Palo Alto. Always something juicy in there!

If I sit down and am waiting, and the place has a Weekly, Daily, and Post, it is usually the Post for me. The Weekly often times has too much fluffy human interest stuff. Need more grit!

As someone who often times has heard the raw version of the story, the Post often times gets much closer to the truth than the rest.


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Posted by Craig
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I couldn't disagree more. Anytime I personally know the facts of a story, I realize how bad the Post's reporting is. It either intentionally slants every story or it has incredibly bad reporters. Either way, it's a joke.

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Posted by Sun and Sand
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

"Interesting" is in the eye of the reader. I love the police blotter. It's a good laugh, especially the Atherton police calls. I love it when the police are called because someone has seen a car driving too slow. Atherton is lost in time.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2009 at 5:29 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

The good news, Rummy, is that there are a few people prescient enough to recognize the folly of our current "leadership" and articulate enough to suggest corrective direction. The bad news is that, to the "leaders" our words are just "ungoodspeak".

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