Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Compare and Contrast

The lead story on the N&O's website, appropriately, is entitled, "Nifong Swearing-In Becomes Private."

The lead story on the H-S website is entitled, "Durham Rates High in Fender Benders." And I've been told the H-S didn't send anyone to cover the Soviet-style "swearing in" today.

Did Bob Ashley not consider the event newsworthy enough to send a correspondent? No wonder Liestoppers calls it the "Snooze Room."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

think the Fong let the HS know that he was going to have the doors locked in advance?

GPrestonian said...

JLS suggested that [heads up to H-S from Nifong] in a previous thread. Or maybe they're miffed about the 3-hour NYT interview? ;>)

All the H-S has online now is an AP story, and what appears to be an unattributed excerpt of the AP story.

gs said...

Nifong screwed them by giving the 3 hour interview to the NY times.

Even DHS knows they backed the wrong horse in this case.

Have to wonder who many readers and advertisers they lost over this Nifong enabling.

Sooner or later the parent company of DHS is going to give Ashley the axe.

Anonymous said...

"Soviet" style? That's a little much.

Bob Wilson said...

Poor Richard said experience is a dear teacher. Nifong has just taught his batboy, Bob Ashley, a dear lesson indeed: My survival trumps all.

Ashely seems divorced from the reality of Durham and the hole he has dug for the H-S by embracing the lacrosse hoax. His Sunday column on Christmastime in hometown Mt. Airy was pathetic; it suggested he had fallen into a dream state. Worse, Ashley admitted he has never watched a full episode of The Andy Griffith Show!

Forgive me for guffawing, but like having a horse thief in the family, willfully admitting ignorance of Andy, Barney, Aunt Bea and Opie is a failing one should keep close to the vest in the Old North State.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Nifong is going to voluntarily recuse himself. He's exposed a problem and needs to be part of the solution? He IS the problem and needs to be in either a jail cell or a padded room somewhere.

GPrestonian said...

2:18 Bob Wilson:

Thanks Bob. Do you really not think that Nifong gave the H-S a heads up that the ceremony would be closed? I'd love to hear your take on that, and the 3-4 hour delay that the H-S had in postiing a wire story rather than their own report. Perhaps your next entry on JiC?

And LOL on Ashley and the Andy Griffith Show! Best TV show EVER made, bar none! And Ashley hasn't seen a complete episode. How sad...

Anonymous said...

You guys have to go to the H-S website and read Bob Ashley's latest column. As usual he's talking about himself. Tedious and useless garbage.

This time he tells us that he's from Mount Airy--Andy Griffith's hometown.

Take a look at Ashley. He's a deadringer for Don Knotts (Barnie Pfife).

Hehehe

Dynastes said...

I’ve heard 60 Minutes is calling former associates of Brian Meehan

Anonymous said...

He sure didn't mind when the media was in a frenzy going after the Duke Lacrosse players...he found no need to protect them from the sharks! But, when the shoe is on the other foot....