Submitted by Roldo on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 10:35.

Editor Susan Goldberg of the Plain Dealer called to say that the attempt to lure resident out of Cleveland by an “over aggressive” salesperson was sent to only one mayor – in Rocky River and has been stopped.


Ms. Goldberg said that it was an “error in judgment” and that the PD yesterday apologized to Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland.


Goldberg said that this had been “nipped in the bud” and “not part of the philosophy or strategy” of the Plain Dealer.


A report on the aborted sales pitch can be read below.



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now they've done it

This seems like as good a reason as any to take the PD boxes off the streets. They are visual clutter; they mar the streetscape.

Hey, kids, let's start a nonprofit to end visual clutter: newspaper boxes, kiosks, phone poles, AT&T boxes, traffic-signal boxes, red-light cameras, and so forth.

a brilliant idea

I suggest we liberate all these signs and pile them in front of the County Administration Building.