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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sam Tyler Press Release Calls for Pro News-Press Interviews

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PRO NEWS PRESS/ PRO WENDY MC CAW INTERVIEWS

Santa Barbara, California

A team of local filmmakers is working on a full length documentary film on “The News-Press Story” (working title). Their cameras will be rolling at the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market on Cota Street this Saturday, September 15th, from 9:00AM to 10:30 AM. The film crew wants to talk with people who support Wendy McCaw and the News-Press. Pro McCaw and Pro News-Press comments may be on any topic, including but not limited to McCaw’s right to run her paper as she sees fit, unionization, local news coverage and advertising value. The filmmakers welcome public participation.

Production is winding down for the documentary film about the Santa Barbara News-Press. The film will premiere locally in January and later on public television.

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26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I like the looks of Wendy's yacht... especially the little helicopter pad on the back. It is really cool. I really support her taste in boats. And her hair, too. It is really blonde. And her money, she has a lot of it!

9/09/2007 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but the anti-Wendy pack in this town has put a chill on publically speaking up for the NewsPress ...unless done under the cover of darkness so as to not unleash their relentless bile.

No thanks on speaking up for Wendy because there is no freedom of speech on this issue. Just attacks by the anti-Wendy goon squad is all you get for the effort. And they still think they are not biased. Ha!

Hope the documentary takes pictures of this website because it is the only alternative media source that accepts pro-Wendy comments. Thanks SDLG. This side does deserve to be heard.

9/09/2007 8:59 PM  
Anonymous anon a rama said...

Sara, sorry if I'm double posting it doesn't look as if it worked the first time.

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If the NP gets wind of this...will it become front page news?

Will the NP be pleased to know the filmmakers are looking for pro NP and Wendy interviewees (is that a word?) for this film or will they blast the film crew for only being around an hour and a half?

Is it biased to only be interviewing in one SB location?

I seriously doubt the people who are truly pleased with the direction that Wendy and the NP have taken will pass up the chance to voice their support. In my experience people with strong convictions are not easily intimidated

9/09/2007 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Goon Squad said...

If the pro-Wendy side had any substantive facts, ethics, morals, and actual news for a newspaper on their side, then the GOON SQUAD would not respond as such.

Please, someone write up just 5 contributions to the Santa Barbara community that the Wendy has achieved without fear or favor of friend or foe.

9/10/2007 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Al Bonowitz said...

8:59 ...

Either stand by the courage of your convictions or don't, but your reticence is solely your responsibility.

What's a little "relentless bile" if you truly believe in your cause? There are fanatics on both sides of issues that are far more important than this.

The filmmakers are offering a golden opportunity. If not you, then who?

9/10/2007 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8:59
Oh please, your afraid to show up and support Wendy because you fear the anti-Wendy goon squad? What a coward. For all who are in support of Wendy and her management of the newspaper I hope you do show up for the filming. The documentary will be far more interesting with both sides represented. Since Wendy won't speak up for herself, her followers need to.

9/10/2007 6:10 AM  
Anonymous anonybama said...

Hey, I'll go! The paper is way thinner now, and that saves pulp and helps the Earth! And less people get it at home, which means better air, since those car guys don't through it at houses any more. And all those hard words that used to be in the paper. I just didn't get them.

Wendy's put a lot more pictures in, and I like that. All those words just make my head swim.

I like Dr. Laura, but I wish they put in more pictures of her, and less words. I listen to her on the radio, and she's in favor of flushing public potties. Who could be against that?

I *love* Pip! Pip! For now. Now those are words are short and easy to read. If that guy could just leave out the rest of the words and put in pictures.

9/10/2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger George said...

Hope the documentary takes pictures of this website because it is the only alternative media source that accepts pro-Wendy comments.

Huh?

I've never censored anyone for being pro-News-Press at my blog, I know the same is true over at Average Man, and I'm pretty sure the Independent lets any civil comment stand. Craig Smith doesn't run ANY comments, so he doesn't count.

How in the world is it that the pro-Wendy crowd thinks they're the ones put upon here? Poor Wendy and Arthur must cry all the way to her yacht thinking a person on a blog was mean to them.

Kinda reminds me of the Republicans nationally....

9/10/2007 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyler's documentary may provide a choice moment for a 'bloodredline project' painted around the News-Press building, marking the location where reasonableness melted away and employee families drowned in financial floods. Property "on the wrong side of the line" has already been devalued. By the owners.

Or, Wendy supporters may assert to Tyler, the property values have been increased, so it's actually a shiningwhiteline.

9/10/2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger jqb said...

"No thanks on speaking up for Wendy because there is no freedom of speech on this issue."

If what you have to say makes as little sense as that, it's no wonder that you're reluctant to have it put on film.

Your right to free speech is protected by the Constitution. Thus, you're free to publish your own newspaper, to wear a t-shirt proclaiming your views, or put up yard signs or posters in your windows. Or you can start your on blog. And while you have no legal right to it, yo can post here, or on santabarbarasblog, or george's blog, or Minority Report, or any of the other local (or even non-local) blogs that take comments. And you can write letters to the editor of the News-Press and likely get them published ... which we can't.

"Just attacks by the anti-Wendy goon squad is all you get for the effort. "

Ah, so it's not your freedom of speech that's your concern, it's our freedom of speech. What you really object to is the right of others to respond critically to what you say.

9/10/2007 11:27 AM  
Anonymous here's five McCaw contributions said...

1. Keeping city council on their toes, by criticizing their pro-development tendencies even in the face of neighborhood oppostion.

2. Keeping the county supervisors on their toes in the same way.

3. Holding up to the bratty attempts of a bunch of biased reporters who want to kiss up to the greased politicians rather than tell a fair story.

4. Being respectful of community members who don't necessarily want their private lives turned into tabloid. (one exception is Jerry Roberts, for sure, but he asked for it, didn't he?)

5. Finally, keeping the NewsPress running in spite of all the sabotage during the past two years.

9/10/2007 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:59- no freedom of speech for those poor maligned people who support the NP? are you posting from behind bars?

9/10/2007 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wendy will probably hire some aspiring actors to stand in and give some pre-written testimonials as to how great the Newspress is and how much the NP has benefitted Santa Barbara. The script will of course be written by TKA, SS, or Staff Report. Perhaps Rob Lowe could wear a disguise and do it?

9/10/2007 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Ed said...

Edhat allows subscribers to post pro-Wendy comments.

9/10/2007 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rest my case.
Signed: 8:59

9/10/2007 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's five McCaw contributions said...

6. Figuring out how to imprison all Santa Barbara residents in a reality distorting structure (ala The Matrix) so they'll finally be entirely subjected to her insane sense of reality.

Plus, it's environmentally friendly source of electricity, so...

9/10/2007 7:16 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

There are plnety of places where pro-ews-Press voices can be heard and where you can find out more about where to let that voice be heard like in this post....that's all I want, a place where all voices can be heard. Now if I could only get a letter printed in the News-Press :)

9/10/2007 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4. Being respectful of community members who don't necessarily want their private lives turned into tabloid. (one exception is Jerry Roberts, for sure, but he asked for it, didn't he?)

Are you kidding or are you smoking something funny? I've read many stories how the NP has gone after a community member and exposed their private lives. I don't want to mention their names and bring up that negativity again.

5. Finally, keeping the NewsPress running in spite of all the sabotage during the past two years.

Yup, all it takes is money to keep it going. It doesn't take integrity.

9/10/2007 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, she is a great environmentalist: one hour of a private jet = one year of SUV, the monster carbon footprint of the mega-yacht with heli, selling "product" made of dead trees and the high school editor boyfriend pushing water in plastic landfilling bottles. A great environmentalist.

9/11/2007 5:55 AM  
Blogger MCConfrontation said...

Any comments allowed at the Minority Report, pro or con. Isn't the point of these outlets to inspire discussion?

On that note, if Craig Smith did allow comments, I am 100% positive that he would moderate out the pro-Wendy comments. I appreciate his efforts at covering this trial, but his blog entries are definitely one-sided.

9/11/2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Shamless plug, McC? No problem but I hope you don't think the miniority opinion isn't welcome here.

Craig does something different and that is fine...his readers know that or don't read his blog!

9/11/2007 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wendy McCaw is fabulous, Sam. I love her version of reality and we should all support it."

9/11/2007 8:34 PM  
Anonymous W said...

Heck of a job, Wendy!

You have done to journalism what my Administration has done to the Constitution.

I need you to finish the job as my new Secretary of Health and Human Services.

9/12/2007 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, she is a great environmentalist: one hour of a private jet = one year of SUV ..."
Actually, it's Nipper who drives the SUV. Wendy drives a Porsche.

9/12/2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger MCConfrontation said...

of course i know it's welcome here SDLG, that's why i always visit. you have a decent set of readers from both sides of the fence. congratulations for that.

and of course the plug was shameless.

9/12/2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Sara,

Newspapers don't print anonymous letter, so a letter from you will NEVER be printed.

9/12/2007 3:06 PM  

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