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Bob: ‘Naughty List’ Story Well Written

Item: Grinch knocks Santa out cold: Thrown object hits firefighter on truck decorated as sleigh/Meghann M. Cuniff, Spokesman-Review


Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review

Bob: Although I’m relentlessly critical and annoyingly dismissive of hackwork no matter which newspaper I find it, I must confess that Meghann Cuniff’s “Someone Just Made the Naughty List” besides having a funny title was a very cleverly written and humorous news article. I particularly enjoyed this rhyming line: Smith awoke in the back of the sleigh to his colleagues asking if he was OK. I think it’s great that the S-R let’s its reporters have a little fun. It makes it more enjoyable for many of the readers, particularly the readers who can fog a mirror with their breath and score full scale IQ scores in the triple digit range. It’s nice to see some creativity in the news and not the usual dull as dishwater “just the facts, ma’am” writing.

Frank Sennett/Hard 7: Someone needs to bust open a stocking full of whoop-ass on the idiot who attacked St. Nick. More here

DFO: It’s great to see Meghann’s byline back in The Spokesman-Review. Also, Jesse Tinsley, another SR CDA office alum, snapped the photo.


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