WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
NEARLY TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #26 (published on November 20, 1990) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town. It was our “Thanksgiving Day treat for the homeless—Twinkies and Squid” Edition, and our REALLY BIG STORY WCKY Radio Talk Show Host and Slumlord Stan Solomon firing back at Cincinnati Federation of Teachers President Tom Mooney. Our TOP TEN LIST listed the top ten reasons Cincinnati City Council would spend $10 million on a new bridge. Also on the front page, we see Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Lee Etta Powell’s “Quote of the Week: We have not yet begun to teach.” PAGE TWO featured a quartet of REAL EDITORIALS (NOT BY CURRENT PUBLISHER CHARLES FOSTER KANE) (“Plain brown bags,” “No honor among thieves,” “No rocket scientists,” and “Holding the Hyatt hostage.”) REAL FACTS explained how Cincinnati’s homeless got their own song. Contending they were not “Deranged fascists,” the Condits claimed in their Libel Lawsuit against the feisty Mt. Washington Press. There was also sort of a public service announcement about the annual fund drive at Mt. Saint Joseph.
PAGE THREE featured CHEAP SHOTS taken at our used-to-be really good friend Jerry Galvin, whom we hope is still fogging a mirror, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, and Cincinnati Bell CEO Dwight Hibbard. Bunky Tadwell was also criticizing and complaining about political TV commercials in ANOTHER GUEST EDITORIAL.
PAGE FOUR featured the REAL LETTERS FROM REAL SUBSCRIBERS, and during all those years, not a single one of those people has ever called to complain that their letter might not have been real.
ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE WHISTLEBLOWER REPORT was all about the rendering Thomas D. Bredwell, President of the Skywalk Merchants Association, planned to present to city council for Folly Square West.
PAGE FIVE featured Bluegrass Holler by Ken Camboo, explaining why Dr. Floyd Poore was not exactly poor, a seat on Crescent Springs City Council was won by the luck of the draw when Louis Hatfield drew a “Jack,” and Johnny TV Peluso’s lawsuit against two former associates. J.R. HATFIELD reported on a little corruption at the Newport Housing Authority and some problems with ComAir. Louis “Porky” Dorkman was our Seediest Kid of All,” and the FBI was still listening to those phone-sex tapes made from courthouse offices.
And PAGE SIX included a CITY HALL REPORT By Nell Surber, opining on possible contributions of potential Cincinnati First Ladies; Cincinnati Mayor-to-be Guy Guckenberger and lame duck Ohio Governor Richard Celeste had formed a bipartisan committee against unwanted facial hair, and in FINAN’S FINDINGS, State Senator Dick Finan told us what was ruining the legislative process way back when. Our PUBLISHER SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST told about people who would not be getting an interview to be the new publisher at the Whistleblower.
It was a lot of fun publishing The Whistleblower in those 1990.
That’s why we say “Those were the good old days.”
You can download that entire edition HERE.