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  •  I've rec'ed this but please correct (6+ / 0-)

    both references to "Tampa Bay News." The story is from the "Tampa Bay Times," formerly known as the St. Pete Times from which Politifact emerged.

    Many of us here in St. Pete don't like the name change (it makes it sound like it a paper from Tampa), but the paper has a rich history of excellent journalism and is widely respected outside of the region.

    I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony Everything good a man can be, a dog already is. - pajoly

    by pajoly on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 06:09:31 AM PDT

    •  From Tampa ... (2+ / 0-)
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      I liked the name change because our downtown hockey arena's name became the Tampa Bay Times Forum, rather than the St. Pete Times Forum.  But I hear you. The Tampa Tribune is operated by an out-of-state entity and reads like it.  After it endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket I couldn't take it anymore and changed newspapers.  I haven't regretted it.

      A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

      by eightlivesleft on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 06:58:31 AM PDT

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      •  I'd have preferred they went even bigger, like (2+ / 0-)
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        The Florida Times.

        ...any way, as you know there's a nice, mostly friendly rivalry between Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. St. Pete in Pinellas is culturally much different than Tampa, as it's far more people/pedestrian friendly with gobs of festivals, parks, weekend farmer's markets, live music and lots of restaurants, both quirky and posh. St. Pete is a city full of downtown residents. Tampa, to us here on the other side of the Howard Franklin bridge, seems more place where commuters trek in the morning then flee in the evening.

        :)

        I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony Everything good a man can be, a dog already is. - pajoly

        by pajoly on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 07:12:29 AM PDT

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      •  And oh yeah, the Trib is a rot gut GOP shill paper (2+ / 0-)
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        I've not found a core bias in the Times. They tell actual news and do serious investigative reporting. That's why they win Pulizers -- ten of them so far. Not bad for a local newspaper.

        I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony Everything good a man can be, a dog already is. - pajoly

        by pajoly on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 07:18:36 AM PDT

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