NEARLY THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #67 (published on September 10, 1991) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town.
It was our “Denounced As Reprehensible By The White House” Issue, and our Really Big Story was all about Jerry Springer’s sex life. Our Top Ten List listed the top ten things we learned from the Buenger Report. Volunteer tax foe Blake Baird challenged highly paid Cincinnati School Tax Levy consultant Brewster Rhoads to a debate. We also learned that an attendance record was set when Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane presented prestigious Whistleblower Professional Journalism Awards to members of the Queen City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Recently, Plus our Insider This Edition bulletin included the Market Prices for votes in Kentucky.
PAGE TWO with a message from the publisher, Charles Foster Kane was all in favor of TV attack ads. Real Facts told of Stonewall Cincinnati’s long-awaited homosexual-approved Cincinnati City Council endorsements. The Cover-up continued in Butler County. We learned about the Cincinnati Public School’s “No Pass, No Play” policy, along with the eco-terrorists from Earth First, and Lee Etta Powell was lamented in the Whistleblower’s Weekly Limerick Contest.
PAGE THREE featured Cheap Shot targets P&G Chairman Ed Artzt, WLW Sports Talk Host Andy Furman, and Cincinnati City Councilman Jim Cissell. There was also a promo for Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane’s appearance on a 55 WKRC Radio program. And in Another Real Guest Editorial, Bunky Tadwell devoted his weekly rant to some local judges.
PAGE FOUR’s Real Letters from Real Subscribers included missives from Gary Burbank, Channel 9, and Pee Wee Herman; Another Exclusive Whistleblower Report dealt with how much Nick Vehr planned to spend on his crappy Cincinnati City Council Campaign. We also wanted everyone to be aware of the new press aide being hired by the Hamilton County Commissioners. There was also an ad for the McLevy, paid for by Citizens for a Mediocre Education, along with an ad for Charlie Keating’s trial on Court TV.
PAGE FIVE featured Bluegrass Holler by Ken Camboo, telling us why Quitters Never Win and Losers Never Quit, along with Elephants on Parade. Northern Kentucky Bureau Chief J. Hatfield told us about the Love of Money. We also learned what happened when Covington Business Council Executive Director Pat Ewing asked the Kenton County Fiscal Court for $40,000 to buy Trolleys that are still running today.
And PAGE SIX included Hotline Hang-Ups (some of the anonymous calls we received last week on the Whistleblower Hot Line. Real Gossip by Linda Libel told us about Cincinnati Film Commission Lori Holladay’s problems, and in “Guess Who?” we were asked to identify that local banker in the throes of a mid-life crisis who’d thrown his wife of nearly 30 yeas over in favor of a hot little number from the mortgage loan department.
It’s really hard to believe how good The Whistleblower was in those days.
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