Category Media

The Journal Comes Out in Favor of Government Misbehavior

Two things can be true: The RI Convention Center may need an audit. Speaker Mattiello acted illegally by initiating an audit of the RI Convention Center Authority without first seeking a vote from the majority of the Joint Committee on Legislative Services (JCLS). Unfortunately, the Editorial Board at the Providence Journal has determined that it […]

The Providence Journal: Rhode Island’s Specialest Interest

The Providence Journal rails against the special interests engaging in politics while pretending it’s not a special interest engaging in politics.

Rule-breaking and Press Horror

Maybe I’m just a cynical bastard when it comes to rapacious late capitalist corporations, but I’m not particularly shocked by the news that an Uber executive suggested (at a dinner party) paying a team of people to dig up dirt on critical journalists to smear them with, specifically singling out PandoDaily founder and editor-in-chief Sarah Lacy. […]

Ode to the Providence Phoenix

I fear something terrible has happened. -Obi-Wan Kenobi My initial reaction to reading that the Providence Phoenix was ceasing publication was that it must be a joke or a mistake. After all, it had only been their 35th anniversary a year ago, and after it survived the demise of the Boston Phoenix I figured that it would […]