WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018
NEARLY TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #49 (published on May 7, 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 the Sheriff’s Department’s investigation into allegations that three county building inspectors had cheated on their mileage reports and time sheets. The Top Ten List was the top ten upcoming “I-Team” in-depth investigative reports, and there an item about the Whistleblower hotline for people wishing to give us more of the news the others seem to lose.
Page Two with a Real Editorial by Publisher Charles Foster Kane about all those big budget promotional campaigns that local TV stations foist on their viewers as in-depth investigations during ratings periods. Real Facts uncovered the connection between Peter K. Marino and Pete Marino at the Hamilton County Court House, the definition of “outrage” was expanded, and there was an item about “Bosses From Hell” at the University of Cincinnati.
Page Three featured Cheap Shots against John Mirlisena, Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Jim Borgman, and The Cincinnati Business Record’s Henry Dorfman. There was a promo for Beloved Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane’s appearance on a radio program Thursday mornings at 9:05 AM, and, as always, Another Real Guest Editorial by Bunky Tadwell (this one about a news bimbo going undercover as a downtown street walker).
Page Four was for our regular weekly Real Letters From Real Readers column, Another Exclusive Whistleblower Report told about a proposal by the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers for tougher discipline policies, and there was the latest Whistleblower News Poll results.
Page Five featured a report on that false alarm when someone thought they saw a walrus bobbing around under the Suspension Bridge in Ken Camboo’s Bluegrass Holler column, then Northern Kentucky Bureau Chief J.R. Hatfield told us about those warring cable companies, along with ways you would know you were home in Northern Kentucky (years before Jeff Foxworthy came up with “You Know You’re A Redneck.”
And Page Six included Spoiled Sports by Andy Furburger, and in Real Gossip by Linda Libel, we saw what WCPO-TV Anchorhunk Randy Little looked like without his toupee. It’s really hard to believe how good The Whistleblower was in those days.
You can download that entire edition HERE