Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Monday, January 22, 2007

Where's Craig?

If any of you are wondering -- Big Fat Fan of Craig let us know that his server has been down today but should be back up by 10 pm tonight.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I just thought his luck had improved, at least temporarily. Smile.

1/22/2007 3:47 PM  
Blogger Craig Smith's Blog said...

No such luck. But the server did come back and today's post is now up. Click here to go to it.)

And thanks to Sara for getting the word out.

1/22/2007 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Wendy didn't get him?

1/22/2007 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

darn. You mean he didn't go off to the old bloogers home?

1/22/2007 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that Dr. Laura is `on sabbatical,' according the Sunday's News Press?

Odd that she takes a sabbatical after 6 months or so...

1/22/2007 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig Smith is a hero and his blog is great.

1/22/2007 9:22 PM  
Anonymous big fat fan of travis said...

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

1/22/2007 9:23 PM  
Anonymous First District Streetfighter said...

"Inside Santa Barbara" is the monthly news magazine show produced by the City.

Therefore, The Wendy needs to sue the City too.

1/22/2007 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:14 PM... Travis and Dr. Laura went missing one Sunday after a rough time for N-P in court and media. Odd alright, 2 days passed before they noted the sabbatical. That was unplanned, she has a machine of workers and writes little in N-P. A week before Laura wrote about Wendy (she's diverse, you know?) and labor, like Travis she writes favorable for the N-P. What did happen? Their secrets are all toxic toward the remaining readers.

1/23/2007 8:23 AM  
Anonymous worker bee said...

I think Craig Smith's blog offers a topic post of its very own:

Reading the excerpts of Craig Smith's conversation with Vlad Kogan, in which Kogan expresses remorse for his role in feeding the anti-Jerry Roberts and anti-union machine, changed my view of the guy completely. I was all up for bashing on him on the blogs. He deserved it. But look what happens when you own up to mistakes. Look what happens when you offer apologies and express that you've at least learned from your mistakes. People are willing to forgive and move on to better things.

Ultimately McCaw, von Porkpattie, Armstrong, Steepleton, etc., have a valueable lesson to learn from this young man - it takes courage to admit when you're wrong - especially in a public forum. The upside is the public will accept you back into the fold quickly for such action.

Funny how the key ingredient missing from the News-Press management's tactical buffet is the expression of apology and remorse. You'd think a skilled and wise sage such as Dr. Laura would have mentioned this base honorable principal to them. I wonder how she missed it? (Perhaps it's because she's a charlatan? I digress).

Anyways, I'm curious to know if McCaw has gone past the point of redemption. What if she just gave Melinda Burns her job back? What if she owned up to all of this - all the lawyering and the fighting just to fight. What if she admitted defeat, apologized for everything, dropped all lawsuits, and truly took a turn. How far do think apology and remorse goes in a situation like this?

1/23/2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Good idea worker bee -- I'd like to start getting away from the name calling if possible :) My recent brush with subpoena land was not fun....thanks.

1/23/2007 1:19 PM  
Anonymous psychologist said...

Dr.Laura is global. You can see how she is promoted by Samantha Brett in Australia and determine for yourself what she is. Sam says "Psychologist and radio personality Dr Laura Schlessinger backs up the stats. She cites "shacking up with your honey" ...." Sam and the City,January 18, 2007,Sydney Morning Harold Blogs, Australia. Dr. Laura has the best global PR. They would not allow this kind of promotion if it wasn't true?

1/23/2007 2:56 PM  
Anonymous harping said...

Now that Craig's back, we should all be asking...Where's Agnes? Nary a press release from her all year. What do you suppose could be the matter?

1/23/2007 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Agnes was a bit chastened by her scolding by Judge Schmidt, who all but called her (and her client by extension) a liar on the witness stand. She and others may be on thin ice that will give way once the judge rules in favor of the union.

1/24/2007 6:39 AM  
Anonymous David Pritchett said...

Showings Added for Video on NLRB Hearing, new schedule below

This video features interviews and long legal analysis by Craig Smith, as held outside the Federal Court for the recent National Labor Relations Board hearing on the News-Press claims that 85% of the new Teamsters really were just confused and did not mean to form a union.

The original EDHAT article about this is here (copy and paste the URL):

According to their schedule, Santa Barbara Channels has scheduled these new showings of this video by Larry Nimmer, shown on cable TV channel 17.

Thursday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 PM
Monday, Jan 29th at 9 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 9 AM and 5 PM
Thursday, Feb. 1st at 11 AM
Friday, Feb. 2nd at 2 PM
Sat. Feb 3 at 10:30 AM

1/24/2007 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not be civil? Name calling is fun - when you are 12, or when you are acting 12. When you start to learn how to express yourself, it just gets in the way. We need rational discourse and facts in this time of personal stress, News-Press meltdown stress, and global political stress. Sign me - married to one of the sressed at the News-Press.

3/15/2007 9:49 AM  

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