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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dept. of Unsubstantiated Rumors

posted by on December 27 at 11:59 AM

Apparently some readers leapt to specious conclusions after Ryan Blethen and David Postman, both of the Seattle Times, wrote the “Public Editor” column in the Stranger in December. (Blethen’s columns are here and here; Postman’s are here and here.) Contrary to what you may have heard at your Christmas party, the Stranger has not been purchased by the Blethen family or the guy that bought the Comet or a developer intent on building condos on the site of our office. The Stranger is not for sale. Only for rent.

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But I thought the The Stranger was a cheap slutty whore that could be bought with a strong cocktail from CC's?

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | December 27, 2007 12:01 PM

Dear Ombudsman David Postman,

Well done!

Pardon me for not citing your diplomas and course study material for anger managment seminars, which as upset as you are have obviously served you well.

"Saving" the good people the world over from trash talking potty mouthing vulgarities written by wonderfully described members of the community is oh so octeganarian... and your byline picture looks so young to boot!

As your blunt verbage states clearly, the immaculate marriage of the two words you eloquently display for all of history to observe in Volume 17, Issue # 16 December 27, 2007-January 2008,

"shall forever live on and may it not perish in comparison to the'impressive'
length of your tenure serving the community at The Stranger."

Such glorious words like FUCK! and SHIT!

Bravo.... how would I have known you would turn out to be a left bank loving croussaint and cream cheese espousing neo-con liberal dymamic wine taster such as is without the love of a generous exploration of verb and transit?

Yes fuck and shit.... two words that even the dimmest dolt could guess go together well in The Stranger.

That makes me think of a movie I saw once upon a time.... it's been a few years... maybe you'll catch my play on Morphaeus and Neo...

"Hmmmm.... is that spy-agra you've been taking as a mood de-stablizer?"

Maybe the "refer-ance" is a bit obscurred as I turned the original line into something more 'intrinsically valuable' for a real journalist who easily identifies when to cut and run and... I might re-inforce... pleads for others to run for cover as well.

Perhaps there is something that I am not familiar with.....that... may add more support to your feelings of displacement.

Remember in the movie Arthur....
the butler says....

"Sit up Arthur...later on we'll go get ice cream."

Oh ya... and who can forget this one?

"On the other hand... go screw yourself."


May I suggest you go down to a local tavern, perhaps one of my favorite, The Blue Moon and relax... chill out.... take a cold glass of scotch from the tumbler and polish off the suggested DVD from Kelly-O in your final issue..

the re.sig.nat.i.on,

while singing "I love you" all day long in front of the bus stop waiting for an opening on the subsidized housing list?

Oh ya, your a journalist, you probobly own your own home.

Well, at any rate, chalk one up for embedded journalism everywhere for now the world is unsafe for the local denziens to watch out for their secret sex parties and rampant illegal use of drugs on the job,therefore enabeling journalists like yourself to go after real stories like the tradgic assasinations and secret slave dens coloring the world wide.


Daniel Bennet Kieneker

....since you don't want the job as public editor anymore, would you kindly put in a good word for me... as I am homeless and waiting for a room in subsidized housing and often sing I love you dreaming of writing for the stranger.

Posted by daniel bennett kieneker | December 27, 2007 12:54 PM

...what the hell?

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 1:04 PM

@2 Sherm is rough. Man.

Posted by Pot Pie Face | December 27, 2007 1:14 PM

Drugs is bad.

Anyway. These rumors wouldn't be popping up if there wasn't a distinct feeling of change floating around these parts.

Posted by boomer in nyc | December 27, 2007 3:32 PM

It's comforting to think of The Stranger as a pack of rent boys. I don't know why, but it is.

Posted by Gitai | December 28, 2007 9:35 AM

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