WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
NEARLY TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #65 (published on August 27, 1991) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town. It was our “Leading the battle against ideological demons” Issue, and our Really Big Story was all about how wrong we felt for nor believing that Mickey Esposito would be found innocent, especially when he did it representing himself. Our Top Ten List listed the top ten reasons to have a coup at Cincinnati City Hall. Plus there was a story about the Hamilton County Commissioners were reacting to the rising tide of criticism about their demonstrated inability to act in a crisis.
PAGE TWO with Real Editorials by Publisher Charles Foster Kane about comparing that aborted coup attempt in the Soviet Union with how bad things can get when greedy, incompetent people try to take over a government body and totally screw things up. Real Facts told all about Cincinnati Ribs King Ted Gregory’s efforts to bring arena football to Cincinnati, while over at the Hamilton County Injustice Center, Deputy Duke was still despondent after attending Schottzie’s funeral. And P&G was pulverized was in the Whistleblower’s weekly limerick contest.
PAGE THREE featured Cheap Shots at Ohio Senate President Stanley Aronoff. Sandy Beckwith, Sharon Moloney, Tim Mara, and Patty Clancy. 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 Burma Shave signs). PAGE FOUR was for our regular weekly Real Letters From Real Readers column, and Another Exclusive Whistleblower Report featured a story about how the coup-busters in the Soviet Union had conducted The Whistleblower in putting down their rebellion, many years before Donald Trump had any sort of relationship with Vladimir Putin. Plus there was an item about the new discipline policy at the Cincinnati Public Schools. PAGE FIVE featured Ken Camboo’s Bluegrass Holler reporting about Covington Mayor Denny Bowman’s plaque, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hopkins’ blank checks, and Covington night club called Jello’s with a primarily black clientele. Northern Kentucky Bureau Chief J.R. Hatfield told us all about how to get appointed to the airport board. Plus Bill Cunningham bought an ad to promote his “kissing tips,” and there was an ad for Bungy Jumping from Suspension Bridge during Riverfest.
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 Irma Lazarus and Fred Flintstone, along with a bunch of downtown department stores that are no longer in business. There were also more bogus classified ads with real telephone numbers.
It’s really hard to believe how good The Whistleblower was in those days.
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