Not asking for much.

The Knight Ridder fellowships take staffers from jobs and puts them in classes at various universities or other venues, with the idea that, perhaps, hopefully they will, when they finish up, go off to other work, not necessarily at Knight Ridder-owned operations.

Convincing an idiot he’s an idiot is a no-win situation. But would it really be so much to ask that the enemies of yours truly who actually talk to this sucking orifice get their facts straight before pressing their quivering lips to his liver-spotted ear?

Posted at 3:50 pm in Uncategorized |

19 responses to “Not asking for much.”

  1. Carmella said on May 24, 2004 at 3:57 pm

    That is one jealous journalist. YOU are da bomb, always have been, Nance.

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  2. alex said on May 24, 2004 at 6:12 pm

    Journalist? Hardly. He’s a gadfly who takes cheap potshots at journalists and other public figures in the Fort, usually mangling the English language in the process. I suspect his sources are the timid few who want to stay on his good side lest they too become victims of unwarranted personal attacks.

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  3. Connie said on May 24, 2004 at 6:15 pm

    My gosh, what has that writer got against you? I think you’re a great writer. But why in the world would you want to go to Minnesota?? I was so thankful to move back to Indiana in 2000 after 3 years in Minnesota. Think about all the possible ramifications of their favorite phrase “Minnesota nice,” and you will get some idea of my frustration as a high level city official.

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  4. deb said on May 24, 2004 at 7:57 pm

    calling you-know-who a “sucking orifice” doesn’t go quite far enough. how about a “sucking orifice who couldn’t write his way out of a paper bag at gunpoint”? that one-sentence excerpt alone gave me a headache. reading the rest of his rant made me want to go lie down. sweet jay-sus, what a tool.

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  5. the other nance said on May 24, 2004 at 8:37 pm

    “pressing their quivering lips to his liver-spotted ear”… that gets funnier each time I read it! you’re the best, Nance, don’t let the moron get to ya. probably has a peanut-sized you know what…

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  6. basset said on May 24, 2004 at 8:56 pm

    “fort wayne media watch”?

    the concept alone is a sure sign that someone has too much free time.

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  7. deb said on May 24, 2004 at 10:44 pm

    and money.

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  8. Paul said on May 24, 2004 at 11:23 pm

    What a yutz.

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  9. basset said on May 25, 2004 at 12:11 am

    who IS this person, anyway?

    (and “sucking orifice” is indeed a good turn of a phrase… right up there with “gaping and inflamed”…)

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  10. John Ritter said on May 25, 2004 at 8:00 am

    Basset got it right. A media critic in the Fort Wayne market? He is probably hounding Les Nessman daily.

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  11. first-time caller said on May 25, 2004 at 9:38 am

    If it cheers you at all, much smaller markets have similar gadflies. At least this one does. There is a local cable-access show in which the host has an obsession with our paper, and especially my editor, who writes about half the copy. (Not unusual for small weeklies.) Anyway, this host tends to get on and remark that he didn’t see my editor at some Town Hall meeting, and that he probably did the story by staying home in his underwear, watching the meeting on cable access, and rubbing his nipples. “Say it with me, people…NIPples!” Every week with this crap.

    Here’s hoping your admirer doesn’t take up in a similar vein with you, NN. By the way, I’ve enjoyed this site for long (in bloggy years) time. Don’t fold your tent.

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  12. Jeff said on May 25, 2004 at 9:46 am

    . . .but how do you *feel* about him, Nancy?

    Like you don’t need mukluks in northern Indiana.

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  13. John Ritter said on May 25, 2004 at 10:01 am

    I love Cable Access folks. We have gadflies for all the local towns telling us what to think. Lots of religious programming, some original (and truly poorly produced), some rebroadcasted from video libraries that have seen better days. We have a Wiccan show, The Witching Hour, a concert/local music scene review show, the Guitar Pickin’ Man show, and a locally produced (again poorly) backyard wrestling show, which somehow sneaks in under the radar of censorship.

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  14. first-time caller said on May 25, 2004 at 10:22 am

    Well, JR, spare a thought for the poor folks who run those cable access outfits. At ours, anyway, the jack-of-all-trades manager has confided to us that when some of these anti-tax, anti-teacher’s-pay hosts get rolling, he wants to jump onto the set and yell “Lies! All lies!” But he just grimly keeps on switching from camera one to camera two.

    Anyway, your station sounds a lot more fun than ours.

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  15. 4dbirds said on May 25, 2004 at 10:31 am


    I discovered you about 18 months ago and am compelled to visit your site each day. You rule girl.

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  16. alex said on May 25, 2004 at 11:24 am

    For the uninitiated, the Sucking Orifice’s web site is a strange catacomb�almost as strange as S.O. himself.

    Linked here is his harem of boy toys: Linked here is another page, in which he defends homosexual inclinations (his own, doubtless) while trashing gay people (as he also does quite frequently in his screeds about media):

    A newspaper article about him from a few years back quotes him saying things that sound just like every delusional old queen I’ve ever met�flying people around on his private jet, yadda yadda. This is one diabolical bitch with an inferiority complex to beat all.

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  17. Maureen said on May 25, 2004 at 12:50 pm

    I’m glad so many of your other readers have written in with clever reposits and words of support. All true, and I hope you take them to heart. From your San Diego readership, I will just offer the sentiments of my 9 year old surfing son when he is faced with a similarly constituted weiner…

    WHAT ever.

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  18. Dave said on May 25, 2004 at 11:09 pm

    Never understood this individual at all, nor his purpose in life. Always found it interesting that on his various websites, he would post pictures of everyone else, whatever media person he hated or loved, various people (boytoys?) who were working in his office but never himself. Liver-spotted ear? Is he OLD? I’ve always wondered while reading his diatribes.

    As for you, Nancy, from the time I moved to Fort Wayne, I subscribed to the News-Sentinel and one thing that kept me there was your column. Now, it’s a habit and I really believe they have more local news than the other paper, so I stay with them.

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  19. basset said on May 26, 2004 at 7:48 am

    “delusional old queen”?

    I HAVE to find a way to work that into a conversation somewhere…

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