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Credit, Due

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All those kudos for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s recent six-part series on the county’s only charity hospital, John Peter Smith, and its multiple failures in serving the poor are well deserved. Static applauds the...


Fox-TV — Trigger-Happy?

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A judge might have to decide whether former Fox 4-TV news reporter Rebecca Aguilar is a martyr, fired for standing up for Hispanics in the newsroom, or an overly aggressive reporter who crossed the line of ethical journalism by...



Dupe Tube

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Sunday morning TV is full of infomercials selling pickups and preachers selling hellfire and damnation.


In This Case, Size Doesn’t Matter

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Notice the change in this week’s paper?It’s shorter by an inch. Newspapers across the country are getting smaller – The New York Times, USA Today, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, etc.



Bark Worse Than His Byte?

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This Saturday all you journalism groupies – all two of you – have a chance to hang out with former Dallas Morning News TV critic Ed Bark and other scribes to watch excerpts and chew the fat about Stop the Presses: T...


Can They Make It Look Like a Giant Drilling Rig?

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Rather than hawking home furnishings, Pier 1 Imports should specialize in real estate flipping and taxpayer skinning. The company built its $90-million, 20-story headquarters near the Trinity River west of downtown in 2004 and ...



Well Connected

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Static so likes to see its colleagues succeed – especially when Fort Worth Weekly helped give them a little push along the road. The colleague in this case is freelance writer Wendy Lyons Sunshine, who in 2007 co-authored...


No More Pours at the Panther

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Over the weekend, the Panther City Coffee shop closed down. Yet another cool, independent coffee shop has fallen prey to the Fort’s insatiable need to strip every little bit of character off the map.



Indian Ink-stained Wretches

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The news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is outsourcing 26 advertising design jobs to India comes as no surprise, seeing as how Fort Worth Weekly reporter Dan McGraw predicted it on Blotch a couple of weeks ago. No surprise, ...


The Daily Obamagram

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Visited the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site lately? You might have been there without even knowing it. In recent days the site more closely resembled the home page for presidential candidate Barack Obama.