Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Headline from the Mineola Scallion (a little Onion):

                              JACK MARTINS WALKS, 
                        CHEWS GUM AT SAME TIME ! ! !
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                                  Amazing development for constituents
                                         of NY's 7th Senate District !!!
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                                        Mineola residents not surprised.
                                                     "I knew he could talk out both
                                                     sides of his mouth," said one man.
                                                     "And out his behind as well," said
                                                     another, who added, "but his best
                                                     trick is blowing sunshine up your ass."

OK guys.  How much more ass-kissing do you figure the Mineola American can do towards Jack Martins?  When Joe Rizza was editor there was at least some semblance of even-handedness in their reporting, but since he's been gone, the cracker-jack newshounds over at MinAm headquarters can't stop puckering up.  Seems it's All Jack All The Time.  Civil rights being stomped on?  Don't write about that!  Questionable hiring/firing practices?  Sweep that under the rug!  If it doesn't burnish Jack's image, it doesn't get printed. But some how, amazingly enough, they have enough room to print two pages of pictures of the Martins caravan to Albany.

Journalistic integrity of the Mineola American?  About 1/2 a notch above the National Enquirer in MNYT's humble opinion.  Old Joe Pulitzer would be proud!