Welcome to the family of TV Newspapers

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I saw the Kentucky Dispatch, a made up TV Newspaper pop up in my new favorite show “Damnation

Here is the series synopsis from the USA network website

An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930’s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans, and prophets.

Of course, there is no such newspaper, but look at that price! Two cents! What a deal! I hope they show more of the Dispatch, I’d love to find out what the paper’s mottos is.

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Retweets today, bank heists tomorrow?

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Ever notice that the amount of money taken in bank holds are never reported? Usually, if anything, the line in the story is something like, “… the armed robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash …”

I was taught in J-school is that’s because the bank and FBI do not want to disclose the exact amount so as not to encourage other would-be hold-ups, tempting them with how much money is available.

You would think that in the modern age, we would apply this rule to social media. Don’t report how many retweets, shared, etc., so as not to inspire an 12-year-olds.

Did you hear the one about … nevermind

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I saw this in one of my local websites. I did not even know there was an English-Arabic community newspaper in the area (They circulate in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Read the rest of the story here. I know smaller newspapers are always scrambling to fill the news hole, but my suggestion is that they drop the jokes.

 

Something to think about.

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Interesting quote from the founder of the company I work for.

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1920 Presidential election. James M. Cox with VP running mate Franklin Delano Roosevelt

James M. Cox served in the United States House of Representatives from 1909 to 1913 before winning election as Governor of Ohio, serving three terms before running as the Democratic nominee for president in 1920 with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. They lost to Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Cox suffered one of the worst defeats in presidential election history.

Luckily for me, Cox went on to found his media empire.