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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:18 AM
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E&P: TMS won't syndicate Koehler's "Stolen Election" column

Published: May 05, 2005 2:55 PM ET

Syndicate Opts for Substitute Column About 2004 Election Problems

By Dave Astor


NEW YORK Tribune Media Services didn't syndicate today's Robert Koehler column about alleged voting irregularities in the 2004 election, but allowed him to substitute a piece on the same topic.

"At first I was upset, but it wasn't like I couldn't write about this issue," said Koehler, a TMS editor as well as columnist, when reached today by E&P. "I just wish it would get into the mainstream media more. That would help us have secure elections in 2006, 2008, and beyond."

John Twohey, vice president of editorial and operations at TMS, added: "I'm pleased that Bob's columns on this topic are getting so much attention. It's an important issue." In addition to the many e-mails Koehler has received, the situation involving today's column was publicized on BradBlog.com.

Today's piece was Koehler's third about the 2004 election since April 14. Chicago Tribune Public Editor Don Wycliff responded to Koehler's April 14 column in an April 28 piece, which was referred to in the Koehler column that didn't get syndicated.

(...)

Why didn't TMS syndicate this column? Twohey told E&P that the piece wasn't appropriate for national distribution because it referred to a column (Wycliff's) readers outside the Chicago area may not have seen.

more here
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:23 AM
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1. The terraists hates us fer our freedoms.
:eyes:
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:40 AM
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2. I still have to get my coffee but if I understand it correctlty...
Mr. Koehler's column does not regularly run in the Chicago Tribune.
Mr. Wycliff's does?
Mr. Koehler attended the Tennessee meeting
Mr. Wycliff has not.
Mr. Wycliff's comment runs on the Chicago Tribune as a one sided opinion.
TMS then says it is not appropriate to run Mr. Koehler's rebuttal to the rebuttal even in the Chicago Tribune? Or is it.

The LA Times boasts "Whithout Fear or Favor"
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:17 AM
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5. close
wycliff's job is to be the public face of the editorial board, which generally means- pig lipstick applier-in-chief. other than that, it is.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:45 AM
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3. KICK FOR TRUTH! N/T
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 09:55 AM
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4. Good Catch, dzika! Real Good Catch!

I think we're begining to get legs and real street cred within the media structure.

The Knife Is In!
Time To Twist.

Wiley
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tommcintyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-05 05:43 AM
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6. Hmm... so now they changed their excuse!
"Why didn't TMS syndicate this column? Twohey told E&P that the piece wasn't appropriate for national distribution because it referred to a column (Wycliff's) readers outside the Chicago area may not have seen."

Read Brad's piece on this. Originally, the excuse they gave for not running it was because it was too personal since it supposedly focused too much on the "differences" with Wycliff.

It seems like damage control to me. That's a good sign. I think it shows we are making progress - since they find it necessary to take us so seriously.
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-05 08:50 AM
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7. I Just Wanna Say A Huge "THANKYOU"
To All Who Have Worked On This Issue For The Last Week.

Well, We Didn't Get The Trib To Publish Bob's Columns

But We Have Shamed Them In The Eyes Of Their Peers.

"Editor And Publisher"

We Made Their Trade Rag.

Wiley
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rightfoot Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-05 03:27 PM
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8. This is weird. I called the Tribune and they said he doesn't work there
I called twice and got the switchboard once and the news department the other time. Both times they said he doesn't work for the trib.
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