Friday, April 4, 2014

Ah, yes. The always reliable, always accurate Ostrich


Here’s yet another example of why you can always trust what you read in The Ostrich.

McEvoy’s nomination to rail board approved in House

The Times Record

AUGUSTA Brunswick resident and Downeaster Maintenance Layover Facility opponent Robert McEvoy’s nomination to the board that oversees the passenger train line was unanimously approved by the Maine House Transportation Committee.


And expect them to be a ‘watchdog of government.’  As rural folk like to say, “that dog won’t hunt.”

Well, at least they got the Augusta thing right; we wouldn’t have been surprised to see them report the story as occurring in Auburn.  After all, both cities start with an A and have two u’s in their name.  How often does that happen?

If readers didn’t already know on their own, our report on the McEvoy approval yesterday filled you in.  This nomination was not ‘approved in House.’  And the vote was not taken by the ‘Maine House Transportation Committee.’

The hearing and the vote were by the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation.  You can find the details here:

All the legislative committees that we know of in Maine State Government are “Joint” in nature, meaning they are comprised of members from both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

If you’d like to know more about the subject, you can read the material here:

Within five minutes, you can know more about the subject than the Ostrich staffer trusted to report on such matters, and the editors who oversee and ensure the accuracy of their reporting.


We could point out some more nits in the print bite above, but why bother? 

We’ll just let the work speak for itself.  And remember what the recently departed Managing Editor said: 

“Times Record readers are some of the best-informed, most influential people in Maine,”

Too bad he couldn’t say that about his staff, himself included.

As for Side, we hope you’ll think of us as ‘a dog that will hunt.’  And reward us appropriately.

Whatever you decide to do, we’re glad the Ostrich gave Side a chance to LOAO on a Friday afternoon.


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