Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Chapman Papers Stolen from Racks

I saw in the Los Angeles Times that all 2,000 of the school's newspaper run were stolen from racks last Thursday....interestingly enough, the headline piece had to do with the News-Press Mess and their faculty member, Susan Paterno. Conspiracy? At the very least it is certainly an odd coincidence....

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there was a conspiracy to remove the Panther papers because of its NP Mess story, why weren't the Nexus papers touched? Seems the Nexus is that much closer to Santa Barbara - wouldn't those have been an easier steal? Who or what group at Chapman University has any viable reason to keep readers from seeing that article?
I think it's a prank unrelated to the New Press issues. One that's not very clever and not very funny, but does make an interesting story in and of itself.

2/18/2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, whether conspiracy or coincidence, I think someone should contact Chapman, get a copy of that story and ... put it online and link to it. Give it wider exposure than it would have had otherwise.

2/18/2007 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sara,
Thanks for keeping the community informed... not that this some mush local news but it is news that has a local start.
Todays Sunday edition was a laugh...
She is such a loser.
I's say she was the biggest loser this town has ever seen.

2/18/2007 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so odd.
Why would anybody care? maybe there was something else in the paper other than the News Mess that people did not want out there.
But it is odd. I would love to read what was writen, maybe one can do it on line?

2/18/2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger cookie jill said...

It was like trying to find the Vanity Fair edition with the write up of McCaCa here in SB.

All of a sudden they just "not available."

2/18/2007 10:24 AM  
Anonymous dd said...

It's a sad day when publishers have to consider putting surveilliance cams around the newspaper racks.

And on President's Day weekend no less; the First Amendment, freedom of speech, was of such primary concern to our forefathers that it was listed first out of the original ten Bill of Rights and the BOR were deemed to be written in order of importance.
Freedom of the press and blogging -I hope we defend it vigorously! dd

2/18/2007 10:56 AM  
Anonymous David Pritchett said...

The original article about the Chapman University professor (Sue Paterno) being sued is in this edition of their newspaper

This link was posted previously under the "Endgame" topic.
It is a large PDF file download and can be tempermental with your computer.

It is a thorough article about the issue of SLAPP and how the professor who wrote the original article for AJR is now using the incident as a teaching tool for her journalism students.

Whether the crime of stealing all the free weekly newspapers on that campus is related to that particular treatment is unknown, as the only detail in the Los Angeles Times article is about the simple fact that the newspapers there were all taken from the racks.

Why there in Orange and not the same subject taken from Daily Nexus also is odd, if the issues are related.

Maybe the whole story is so hot that everyone at Chapman University wanted to read the newspapers and the supplies were depleted??

2/18/2007 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Eckermann said...

Seems that poor Travis Armstrong is now both reporting and commenting on local news. Without any local reporting on the potential effects of freeway projects on Milpas merchants (get to work Scott!), Mr. Armstrong is left with both describing one side of an issue that should have been the subject of an objective news report reflecting both sides, and commenting on the issue in his editorial in today's edition(talk about an uncomfortable breach of the wall between news and opinion). With Randy Alcorn gone, is Mr. Armstrong balancing the books as well?

2/19/2007 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Scott Hadly said...

Hey 7:29 a.m.,
Go back to the hole you crawled out of you coward. The only thing criminal in all this is the kind of creepy spying and character assassination that's being paid for by the thugs at the News-Press.
You want to accuse people of bias. Fine. You want to whine about how there's a media vendetta against you. Fine. You want to tell everyone how you're cleaning house and creating a better paper. Yeah, maybe somebody out there believes you, but when you stoop to this kind of sick libel you have gone too far.
Jerry Roberts has engendered such loyalty from reporters not just because he’s a stellar journalist but because he’s a great human being. Something you obviously can’t relate to.
Whoever you are get a life and get off this blog.

2/19/2007 10:25 AM  
Anonymous shaggy said...

If The Wendy's people were hep to things, they would have substituted the News-Press for those Chapman papers and bumped-up the circulation numbers.

Thanks, folks. I'll be here all week...try the veal.

2/19/2007 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On reading Eckermann's about the MIlpas editorial, I went out and bought a copy of the paper, our first in weeks/months ---- and have to say Armstrong is right about this. (Also: wow, the paper is thin on local news - and even ads, but maybe that's a function of the holiday - it would be interesting to compare a paper of a year ago!)

Indeed, where is City Hall about Milpas? --- given all the attention to Upper State Street by the in-groups, one would hope there'd be a few shreds of interest in Milpas.

Although there needs to be a shelter for homeless folks, it would be good if there were several shelters and not having everyone concentrated in the Milpas Post Office/TJ's/Carl's Junior area.

2/19/2007 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Although there needs to be a shelter for homeless folks, it would be good if there were several shelters and not having everyone concentrated in the Milpas Post Office/TJ's/Carl's Junior area. "

I'm thinking Hope Ranch would be a nice place for them....

2/19/2007 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Ranch? Oceanside by Ms McCaw, you mean? Good idea, except hard to get to.

I was thinking the West Side or West Beach and McKenzie Park on Upper State Street ---- Montecito by the old Miramar would be good, too. There are many more people needing help than present space available.

2/20/2007 7:20 AM  

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