WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
NEARLY TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #62 (published on August 6, 1991) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town. It was our “Never Letting Facts Interfere With A Good Smear” Issue, and our Really Big Story was all about public access TV; Our Top Ten List listed the top ten reasons people in Cincinnati needed to see a psychiatrist. Plus there was a missing falcon report about Stealth, the Peregrine Falcon. There was also a story about homosexuals gathering on the halls of Cincinnati City Hall to sing Judy Garland songs and declare Mayor David Mann Tolerance Day.
Page Two with Real Editorials by Publisher Charles Foster Kane about racism in downtown Cincinnati hotels. Real Facts announced that Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane had been invited to present annual awards to the Queen City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Cincinnati City Councilman Nick Vehr was caught in a lie. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Rob Dibble was sent to the showers in the Weekly Whistleblower Limerick Contest, plus Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge William S. Mathews found a new way to punish a murdering rapist.
Page Three featured Cheap Shots at Jeffrey Corcoran and Mickey Esposito at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Martha Miller, Randy Ludlow, and Mary Linn White at the Cincinnati Post, along with Landslide Charlie Luken in Congress. There was a promo for Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane’s appearance on a 55 WKRC Radio program, as well as also another Real Guest Editorial by Bunky Tadwell (this one was about term limits for elected officials).
Page Four was for our regular weekly Real Letters From Real Readers column, and Another Exclusive Whistleblower Report featured a advice about what to tell your kids about Mickey Esposito. There was also an ad for the Downtown Council featuring Debra Richardson.
Page Five featured Ken Camboo’s Bluegrass Holler reporting about a Veal Deal at local restaurants, True Grit being blasted off the Brent Spence Bridge, and Doc West in the hoosegow. Northern Kentucky Bureau Chief J.R. Hatfield letting us in on that trade deal between Kentucky and Mexico; problems with Northern Kentucky Republicans Congressman “Beanball Jim” Bunning and Kenton County Party Boss Eric Deters, before people started calling him Crazy; and the annual Fancy Farm Picnic. Comedian Ray Combs also appeared in an ad for Beano.
And Page Six included Hotline Hang-ups (some of the anonymous calls received on the Whistleblower Hotline, and in Real Gossip by Linda Libel, we heard more about Pee Wee Herman, “Weasel Boy,” Jay Baker, Joe DeChick, George Bush, Willis Gradison, Freshmen Congressmen Landslide Charlie Luken and John Boehner, Jerry Galvin, Felecia Ferguson, George Vogel, and Charlie Keating. There were also some classified ads.
It’s really hard to believe how good The Whistleblower was in those days.
You can download that entire edition HERE.