Forbes: Newhouses’ fortune increases ~ Andrew Beaujon
For those that missed it I highly recommend as a companion to the above last night’s episode of Errol and the Noisemakers as Errol and his crack panel of seasoned journalistic professionalsTM were on fire last night.
Last year’s restructure of the Times Picayune along with the advent of the Lucky Coin Today has resulted in the Balkanization of the local media congroovancy (to borrow a term from Editilla). Worth noting is Tom Benson cuddled up with the Newhouse clan while the folks at Team Georges are nestled in with Belo soon to be Gannett’s Channel 4 WWL TeeVee. The term Balkanized is appropriate here because of the twisted sub alliances with certain new media/alternative media outlets. Why anyone else would allow themselves to be Balkanized by the likes of Tom Benson and John Georges is completely beyond me but I do find it is eerily reminiscent of the following:
Slabbed will remain like Switzerland and continue on as before. Now for some other links:
Kenner hired private investigator to track city employee ~ Adriane Quinlan
Follow the money to Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola & Taylor and the reason Burglass & Tankersley got this work comes far clearer focus according to talk amongst the Winos and Gutter Punks at Lafreniere Park.
It appears we are to the cut on this suit as it involves the continued participation of former Goatherder in Chief Aaron Broussard in this litigation. Mount Hermon indeed.
Kenneth Polite Jr. takes over U.S. Attorney’s Office ~ John Simerman
Based upon the early reviews my mind is open to the possibility Judge Dick may be Obama’s worst Article III appointment to the courts of the Greater Soggy Bottom Metro area to date.
Finally, from the legal profession in Louisiana has no business regulating itself files I offer as proof:
Disbarred former New Orleans judge gets back his law license ~ Lucky Coin Today Staff
The Louisiana Supreme Court agreed Friday to reinstate the law license of former Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge C. Hunter King, who was kicked off the bench in 2003, then disbarred in 2010 for forcing staffers to raise campaign cash and lying about it under oath.
It gets better (which is worse IMHO)
King denied the fundraising demands, but audiotapes proved that he pressed his employees to each sell 20 tickets.
If they failed to sell the tickets, he told them, they would need to make a personal contribution.
King also sold tickets at a funeral.
“Now, a funeral clearly ain’t no place where you hustle no damn tickets, but we did it tactful and I don’t think it was unappropriate (sic) because we may not see that guy, Billy, whatever his name was,” he told his staff. “We may not see him again between now and our fundraiser.”