WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
NEARLY TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #46 (published on April 16, 1991) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town. The Really Big Story was about how Whistleblower Contributor Jim Borgman had won the Pulitzer Prize. The Top Ten List was the top ten Jim Borgman cartoon captions that won him the Pulitzer Prize, and there was a story about the hefty raises in the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office.
Page Two with a Real Editorial by Publisher Charles Foster Kane about questionable rhetoric, Real Facts told about how the Testicle Donor Program had been cut off, an item about returning weekend warriors who had been ignored by the news media, and a healthy dose of Whistleblower Wisdom.
Page Three featured Cheap Shots against Congressman Bob McEwen, Cincinnati Federations of Teachers President Tom Mooney, Enquirer Sports Columnist Tim Sullivan, and former Cincinnati Development Director Nell Surber. And as always, there was Another Real Guest Editorial by Bunky Tadwell.
Page Four was for our regular weekly Real Letters From Real Readers column, Another Exclusive Whistleblower Report told about precocious child-star who once played Heather Hartman on the TV cult classic “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” who could be heard as the “bitchy white chick” mid days on 55 WKRC Radio, and baseball expressions TV Anchorwomen didn’t understand.Page Five featured a report on Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) in Ken Camboo’s Bluegrass Holler column, then Northern Kentucky Bureau Chief J.R. Hatfield told us about what went on behind closed doors during Covington City Commissioners “Executive Sessions,” we saw an ad for Trixie’s Bed ‘n Breakfast, along with a story about Trixie’s patriotism.
And Page Six included Boobs on the Tube by John Quichwarmer, and advertisement for an inflatable Nancy Reagan doll, and Real Gossip by Linda Libel.
It’s really hard to believe how good The Whistleblower was in those days.
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