The answer to the headline's question is ANYTHING THEY CAN GET.
And then some.
I wish every civic or government class in every high school in our area would put their students to work examining the Plain Dealer's front page today.
There are lessons to be learned.
The debate over the new 20-year sin tax being demanded by sports owners and their corporate supporters is coming down to who lied and how much did they lie.
And how much will they lie this time.
The people who want the new 20-year tax lied. And they lied big.
How will the Cleveland news media play the debate over the sin tax?
So far it's pretty much business as usual.
The Plain Dealer jumped on the wagon before it even started rolling. The editorial board endorsed the tax on January 25.
Don't you love the way the downtown gang holds together.
When Alan Glazen told the truth about the sin tax lies he brought all hell down upon him I guess. He said the promises of the campaign were simply made up.
I would have thought some good reporter or columnist would have jumped all over it.
Maybe you have heard the news. Tragic.
We've lost Robin Swoboda.
What will happen to Cleveland Journalism now?
Such a loss. Such a shame. The Pee Dee gave it a banner headline. Keep telling us the news. Please!
An incompetent mayor tries to cover his ass and pleases no one.
Oh, yeah. He did please a few safety force leaders with salaries of some $120,000 for their incompetence.
You can't be the city you used to be. No matter how much you want to be.
It's that simple.
Cleveland was the sixth largest city in 1930 with a population of 900,429. It was seventh when it hit its peak at 914,808 in 1950.
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