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Date Posted: 03:12:02 05/19/16 Thu
Author: Clarity
Subject: Re: BCT "news"
In reply to: Paint By Numbers 's message, "Re: BCT "news"" on 23:29:13 05/18/16 Wed

No, it's not similar at all. BCT is doing puff pieces on advertisers (or potential advertisers). That's not the same as shilling for a museum that was a pet project of the former publisher.

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[> [> [> Re: BCT "news" -- Paint By Numbers, 04:56:41 05/19/16 Thu [1]

Whether it's a business or a nonprofit, it's crass and self-serving either way. The the hick-town nature of the Greensburg Trib is similar to the BCT. Both papers sometimes gloss over questionable activities of local governments in favor of what they consider "community journalism."

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[> [> [> [> Trib's museum overkill continues -- Andy Warthog, 17:43:50 05/21/16 Sat [1]

This is ridiculous. Frank Craig and the Greensburg "team" led by McFarland have "Westmoreland Museum on the brain" disease.

http://triblive.com/aande/architecture/10454920-74/greensburg-building-museum

The mission seems to be to convince readers to PLEASE think kindly of our dear, departed founder. PLEASE!!!

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- Overreact much?, 05:33:23 05/22/16 Sun [1]

There's not a single mention of Dick Scaife in the story. It's a story about Greensburg architecture, and how two buildings costing tens of millions have contributed to the town's look.
There are plenty of other legitimate reasons to criticize The Trib. This was just whiny nonsense.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- Andy Warthog, 17:24:19 05/22/16 Sun [1]

Sorry, but it's not whiny nonsense. The story had some self-serving aspects and did not have to mention Scaife by name. Conti lauded the Greensburg Trib facility itself. This is an ugly industrial building and the photo proved it. The Museum and Seton Hill University are two of the Greensburg newsroom's favorite topics. Would the Museum get so much coverage if Scaife hadn't bequeathed so much to them? They don't have to say his name in every story. As of last year, this became the Museum CEO's official title.

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/8571484-74/scaife-museum-art

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- Daily Docent, 17:40:24 05/23/16 Mon [1]

"Would the Museum get so much coverage if Scaife hadn't bequeathed so much to them?"

Nope. And neither would the Carnegie if Andy hadn't funded it.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- Ditto Hed, 23:29:01 05/22/16 Sun [1]

yeah, what he said.

Imagine, a newspaper that actually writes about art, history and architecture in its own back yard instead of covering New England.

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- And again, Andy..., 15:45:58 05/23/16 Mon [1]

The CEO is not named, and neither is Scaife, in your original story.
Your argument just keeps shifting to support your apparent hatred for all things Scaife and Trib.
Too bad, your handle made me really laugh. Please use your creativity for good, instead of misdirected anger.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- Sorry, "Again.", 19:39:03 05/23/16 Mon [1]

I admire John Conti as a hell of a fine architecture writer. You don't have that at the P-G anymore. As far as the original poster, I searched the Trib website to see how many stories they have relating to the Westmoreland Museum. The results reveal a lot fit that category. Quite a lot. Try it and see.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- It's the Local, Stupid, 22:59:59 05/23/16 Mon [1]

Well, the Trib's roots ARE in greensburg, and it's a decent-sized institution there.

They should ignore it and be sending a team to Europe to cover architecture and museums there instead?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib's museum overkill continues -- Spotted, 00:18:26 05/24/16 Tue [1]

---Your argument just keeps shifting to support your apparent hatred for all things Scaife and Trib.---

Ah, I think you nailed it! The post appears to be from the person who has been posting here incessantly for years. Easy to identify because it always comes back to the same theme: "The Tribune isn't a real newspaper, just a rich old fool's plaything and anybody who works there is just deluding himself by thinking he's in journalism."

Oh, so predictable, but I admire his diligence in posting the same tired message over and over and over and over....

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