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John Archibald got this one right

John Archibald, columnist for the Birmingham News/al.com
John Archibald, columnist for the Birmingham News/al.com

I published a piece recently titled, John Archibald—a double standard.  Some people, who probably didn’t read the piece thoroughly, thought it was an attack on Archibald.  However, I said specifically that John is an excellent writer and journalist.  Quite frankly, if I had 1% of John’s writing and investigative skills I would be a happy man.

Bottom line is that when you agree with Archibald—he’s Moses; when you disagree with him, he’s the devil. Continue reading John Archibald got this one right

John Archibald—a double standard

John Archibald, columnist for The Birmingham News/al.com
John Archibald, columnist for The Birmingham News/al.com

Writing about John Archibald might be the riskiest and dumbest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but this piece is not really about Archibald.

I’m also going to write about UAB football, but this piece is not about UAB either.

As the title indicates, it’s about a double standard.

On September 30, 2012, Birmingham became the second largest city in America without a daily newspaper. The decision to cut back daily delivery of The Birmingham News was made by Advance Communications–its parent company, headquartered in New York. Continue reading John Archibald—a double standard

Is David Sher a nincompoop?

Nincompoor t-shirt
Nincompoop t-shirt–zazzle.com

I don’t know if I was prepared for what was in store for me when I began publishing ComebackTown 2 1/2 years ago.  I had a simple goal to provide a forum to begin a conversation about a better Birmingham.

Who could possibly be against a better Birmingham?

And why would strangers personally attack me and my guest bloggers for trying to make things better?   It’s perfectly fine to disagree–but why the personal attacks?

I’ve had more than one guest blogger beg me to remove their blog because they were embarrassed by the comments posted on al.com. As I told them, you could find a cure for cancer and some folks on al.com would still call you the devil.

Continue reading Is David Sher a nincompoop?

Why do we allow “meanies” to own al.com?

I’m feeling pretty beat up as I write this post.

I was just called a “moron” by a commenter on al.com.

I guess I can’t take the comment personally because the commenter doesn’t know me.

I write this blog with the sole purpose of creating a conversation on how to fix our redundant, fractured, dysfunctional government.  I post it on Comebacktown.com and then it is republished on al.com.  I get no financial gain; I’m not running for office. I benefit just like you.  If our region does well then businesses and jobs will be created and we can take pride in our community. Continue reading Why do we allow “meanies” to own al.com?

This should make the Birmingham haters salivate

When I first started writing these blogs, I was immediately introduced to the Birmingham haters.

You know the Birmingham haters. They are the stars of talk radio and the first to comment on al.com. They hope Birmingham’s annihilated by the Bubonic Plague, that Vulcan suffers from herpes, and that the Mayor gets dandruff. Continue reading This should make the Birmingham haters salivate